Caring for Wildlife

A guide to what you can do to help ensure the continued survival of Tasmania's unique and precious wildlife. Let's not lose Tasmania's natural advantage!

In this Topic

  • Wildlife and Bushfires
    How you can help wildlife affected by bushfire.
  • Brushtail Possums with neurological symptoms
    Keep up to date on information relating to brushtail possums presenting with symptoms similar to wobbly possum disease
  • Injured and Orphaned Wildlife
    The Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Program, through the Wildlife Management Branch, arrange for injured or orphaned wildlife to be placed with a registered wildlife rehabilitator for ongoing treatment and eventual release back into the wild.
  • Keeping Wildlife Wild
    Wildlife live by natural rules, not by human values. If we try to feed or pat a wild animal this will have an impact on it.
  • Penguin Watching Guidelines
    These guidelines are intended to both protect penguins and to allow you to see them under natural conditions.
  • Seal Watching Guidelines
    A guide to ensuring that both you and the seals enjoy the interaction.
  • Wildlife Health in Tasmania
    This Manual is for wildlife health managers specifically, and is also useful for the general public in identifying wildlife health issues and how to respond.