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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

Wildlife of Tasmania

  • Mammals of Tasmania

    A detailed resource on all the land and marine mammals of Tasmania.

  • Birds of Tasmania

    Discover some of our unique birdlife. Includes a full Tasmanian birdlist and information on the twelve species which are restricted to Tasmania.

  • Reptiles of Tasmania

    Meet our lizards and snakes and learn about their remarkable adaptations to the cool climate of Tasmania.

  • Frogs of Tasmania

    Learn about Tasmania's frogs, and learn to identify them by their call!

  • Invertebrates of Tasmania

    Tasmania contains a wealth of invertebrate species, many of ancient origin and many unique to the island.

  • Wildlife Gallery

    A photographic depiction of the unique wildlife of Tasmania