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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Nature and Conservation

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    Wildlife of Tasmania

    Tasmania has a remarkably intact fauna and acts as a refuge for many species that have been lost on mainland Australia. See our comprehensive account of the unique fauna of Tasmania.

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    Plants

    The diversity of Tasmania's vegetation is remarkable, and includes some of the most ancient plant species on Earth, the tallest flowering trees, the oldest plant clones and a high proportion of endemic species.

  • Fire ecology

    Fire Ecology

    Fire plays a significant and complex role in the ecology of Tasmania's vegetation communities.

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    Geoheritage

    Discover the geomorphological processes that shaped the beauty of Tasmania, the island's rich biogeographic heritage and its Gondwanan legacy.

  • Orphaned Tasmanian Devils Feeding

    Conservation

    Tasmania's natural heritage faces threats from a variety of factors. Learn about threatened species and what you can do to help.