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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.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.