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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

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 more likey to be killed by a vending machine 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.