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Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

Living With Wildlife

Sharing the land with native wildlife sometimes poses challenges. The Department of Primary Industries and Water has developed a series of guidelines to living on the land with our unique, and often vulnerable, native wildlife. Discover the solutions that landowners, fishers and home owners can use to ensure the future of our rich wildlife heritage.

Snakes
Discover the truth about the dangers that snakes pose - you are far more likey to be killed by your spouse than to succumb to snake bite!

Brushtail Possums
Discover how to deal with possums that raid your vegetable garden and take up residence in your roof.

Tasmanian Devil and Quolls 
Our unique native marsupial carnivores occasionally come into conflict with landowners. Discover the solutions to these problems.

Kangaroos and Wallabies
Landowners occassionally come into conflict with wallabies and kangaroos. These guidelines will assist in finding solutions to these problems.

Eagles and Hawks
A guide to solving the problems that landowners may sometimes face that will ensure that these magnificent bird of prey continue to survive.

Native Hens
The native hen's fondness for clover and legumes may bring them into conflict with some farmers. Discover how to live with this unique bird.

Seals
Misconceptions can arise in our understanding of the relationship between seals and the fishing industry. Discover the facts.