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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

Conservation

  • Threatened Species

    More than 600 species of plant and animal are threatened in Tasmania, while the status of thousands of other native species remains unknown.

  • Caring for Wildlife

    A guide to what you can do to help conserve our wildlife.

  • Threatening Processes

    Many of our native animals are at risk due to a variety of introduced species and other threatening processes. Discover what you can do to help.

  • Living With Wildlife

    A guide to living on the land with native animals.

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project
Rabbits and rats were posing a severe threat to World Heritage values on Macquarie Island, as research from the early 2000s revealed widespread damage to terrestrial ecosystems. A project to eradicate these pests was developed to enable the restoration of Macquarie Island’s biodiversity and natural systems as much as possible. This project commenced in 2007 and was successfully completed in April 2014.