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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

Plants

  • Tasmania's Cool Temperate Rainforest

    Tasmania is Australia's stronghold for cool temperate rainforest. Discover its beauty.

  • Alpine and Subalpine Plants of Tasmania

    Tasmania has a rich and unique alpine flora, with over 60% of all species being found here and nowhere else on Earth.

  • Eucalypt Forests

    With half of all Tasmanian eucalypts being found only in Tasmania, eucalypt forests contain the highest diversity of plants and animals of any Tasmanian plant community.

  • Buttongrass Moorland - A unique habitat

    A distinctive feature of western Tasmania, buttongrass moorlands habour a rich diversity of plants.

  • Tasmania's Native Grasslands

    Our dwindling native grasslands are home to a myriad of native plants and animals.

  • Tasmania's Wetlands

    Tasmania has a rich diversity of wetlands, including 10 internationally recognised Ramsar sites.

  • Coastal Vegetation

    Tasmania's coastline is home to a plant community adapted to survive the harshest of conditions.

  • Native Conifers of Tasmania

    Most of Tasmania's ancient native conifers are found nowhere else and include species that are among the longest-lived organisms on Earth.

  • Deciduous beech, or Fagus

    Tasmania is home to Australia's only cold climate native winter deciduous plant, the spectacular deciduous beech.

  • Kings Lomatia

    This endangered species is the oldest known plant clone on Earth, with genetically identical individuals estimated to be at least 43 000 years old.

  • Sphagnum Moss

    The delicate and attractive Sphagnum moss is found in only a tiny fraction of Tasmania, but forms a distinctive and unique habitat.

  • Phytophthora root rot

    Phytophthora is an introduced fungus that can pose a significant threat to susceptible plant communities.