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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

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.