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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

Wildlife of Tasmania

  • Mammals of Tasmania

    A detailed resource on all the land and marine mammals of Tasmania.

  • Birds of Tasmania

    Discover some of our unique birdlife. Includes a full Tasmanian birdlist and information on the twelve species which are restricted to Tasmania.

  • Reptiles of Tasmania

    Meet our lizards and snakes and learn about their remarkable adaptations to the cool climate of Tasmania.

  • Frogs of Tasmania

    Learn about Tasmania's frogs, and learn to identify them by their call!

  • Invertebrates of Tasmania

    Tasmania contains a wealth of invertebrate species, many of ancient origin and many unique to the island.

  • Wildlife Gallery

    A photographic depiction of the unique wildlife of Tasmania