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

Conservation

  • Threatened Species

    More than 600 species of plant and animal are threatened in Tasmania, while the status of thousands of other native species remains unknown.

  • Caring for Wildlife

    A guide to what you can do to help conserve our wildlife.

  • Threatening Processes

    Many of our native animals are at risk due to a variety of introduced species and other threatening processes. Discover what you can do to help.

  • Living With Wildlife

    A guide to living on the land with native animals.

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project
Rabbits and rats were posing a severe threat to World Heritage values on Macquarie Island, as research from the early 2000s revealed widespread damage to terrestrial ecosystems. A project to eradicate these pests was developed to enable the restoration of Macquarie Island’s biodiversity and natural systems as much as possible. This project commenced in 2007 and was successfully completed in April 2014.