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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

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.