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Call for volunteer caretakers for Maatsuyker Island

09/12/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking volunteer caretakers for the coming two years on the remote and spectacular Maatsuyker Island in Tasmania's south-west.More

Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.More

Maria Island ferry service will unlock tourism opportunities

22/11/2016

The Tasmanian Government has secured a new, year-round regular passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park, which will help the island fulfil its potential to be one of the state's best tourism attractions.More

Plants

  • Tasmania's Cool Temperate Rainforest

    Tasmania is Australia's stronghold for cool temperate rainforest. Discover its beauty.

  • Alpine and Subalpine Plants of Tasmania

    Tasmania has a rich and unique alpine flora, with over 60% of all species being found here and nowhere else on Earth.

  • Eucalypt Forests

    With half of all Tasmanian eucalypts being found only in Tasmania, eucalypt forests contain the highest diversity of plants and animals of any Tasmanian plant community.

  • Buttongrass Moorland - A unique habitat

    A distinctive feature of western Tasmania, buttongrass moorlands habour a rich diversity of plants.

  • Tasmania's Native Grasslands

    Our dwindling native grasslands are home to a myriad of native plants and animals.

  • Tasmania's Wetlands

    Tasmania has a rich diversity of wetlands, including 10 internationally recognised Ramsar sites.

  • Coastal Vegetation

    Tasmania's coastline is home to a plant community adapted to survive the harshest of conditions.

  • Native Conifers of Tasmania

    Most of Tasmania's ancient native conifers are found nowhere else and include species that are among the longest-lived organisms on Earth.

  • Deciduous beech, or Fagus

    Tasmania is home to Australia's only cold climate native winter deciduous plant, the spectacular deciduous beech.

  • Kings Lomatia

    This endangered species is the oldest known plant clone on Earth, with genetically identical individuals estimated to be at least 43 000 years old.

  • Sphagnum Moss

    The delicate and attractive Sphagnum moss is found in only a tiny fraction of Tasmania, but forms a distinctive and unique habitat.

  • Phytophthora root rot

    Phytophthora is an introduced fungus that can pose a significant threat to susceptible plant communities.