Our Latest News

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

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.