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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

Threatened Species Kit (2003)

Threatened Species

Please note: This resource is presented as originally published in 2003. Please note that since then, new species have been listed and other species have changed in status. Please be aware of these changes when using this resource.
Threatened Species Kit

This resource, specifically designed for school students, provides details on some of Tasmania's Threatened Species, as well as information on what determines whether a species is classed as vulnerable, endangered, extinct or rare.

Introduction
This resource has been created to provide specific information on some of Tasmania's threatened species.

Threatened Mammals
Information on the Eastern quoll, Eastern barred bandicoot, the Tasmanian tiger, Southern right whale, New Zealand fur seal and New Holland mouse.

Threatened Birds
Information on the Orange-bellied and Swift parrots, Forty spotted paratote, Little tern, Wedge-tailed eagle and Shy albatross.

Threatened Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish
Information on the Pedra Branca skink, Green and gold frog, Spotted handfish, Pedder and Swan galaxias.

Threatened Invertebrates
Information on the Native pasture looper moth, Pencil pine moth, Giant freshwater lobster, Broad-toothed stag beetle plus others.

Threatened Plants
Information on the Fluffy groundsel, Native Wintercress, Morrisbys gum, Bearded heath, Kings lomatia and many others.