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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.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.