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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

06/08/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May next year.More

Threatened Species Kit (2003)

Threatened Species

Please note: This resource is presented as originally published in 2003. Please note that since then, new species have been listed and other species have changed in status. Please be aware of these changes when using this resource.
Threatened Species Kit

This resource, specifically designed for school students, provides details on some of Tasmania's Threatened Species, as well as information on what determines whether a species is classed as vulnerable, endangered, extinct or rare.

Introduction
This resource has been created to provide specific information on some of Tasmania's threatened species.

Threatened Mammals
Information on the Eastern quoll, Eastern barred bandicoot, the Tasmanian tiger, Southern right whale, New Zealand fur seal and New Holland mouse.

Threatened Birds
Information on the Orange-bellied and Swift parrots, Forty spotted paratote, Little tern, Wedge-tailed eagle and Shy albatross.

Threatened Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish
Information on the Pedra Branca skink, Green and gold frog, Spotted handfish, Pedder and Swan galaxias.

Threatened Invertebrates
Information on the Native pasture looper moth, Pencil pine moth, Giant freshwater lobster, Broad-toothed stag beetle plus others.

Threatened Plants
Information on the Fluffy groundsel, Native Wintercress, Morrisbys gum, Bearded heath, Kings lomatia and many others.