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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

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.