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Lookout at Bruny Island Neck reopens

12/11/2018

Bruny Island is one of Tasmania's most loved tourism destinations, and the upgrade of vital infrastructure will ensure it can reach its full tourism potential.More

History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.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.