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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Nature and Conservation

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    Wildlife of Tasmania

    Tasmania has a remarkably intact fauna and acts as a refuge for many species that have been lost on mainland Australia. See our comprehensive account of the unique fauna of Tasmania.

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    Plants

    The diversity of Tasmania's vegetation is remarkable, and includes some of the most ancient plant species on Earth, the tallest flowering trees, the oldest plant clones and a high proportion of endemic species.

  • Fire ecology

    Fire Ecology

    Fire plays a significant and complex role in the ecology of Tasmania's vegetation communities.

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    Geoheritage

    Discover the geomorphological processes that shaped the beauty of Tasmania, the island's rich biogeographic heritage and its Gondwanan legacy.

  • Orphaned Tasmanian Devils Feeding

    Conservation

    Tasmania's natural heritage faces threats from a variety of factors. Learn about threatened species and what you can do to help.