Volunteers needed at the new OBP captive breeding facility

Calling all gardeners and bird lovers: the new captive breeding facility at Five Mile Beach needs your enthusiasm and skills. Volunteer for a range of activities to help our critically endangered Orange-bellied parrots thrive in their new enclosure near Hobart airport. You can help with feeding, cleaning, observations and record keeping, as well as maintaining […]

Whale Rescue Training

FREE whale rescue training Tasmania is a hotspot for mass whale strandings, with over 80% of Australia’s whale strandings occurring here. WILDCARE Inc. and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting a free training session for all interested volunteers in First Response Whale Rescue. Training is aimed at everyone: specialists, rangers and volunteers (and […]

Volunteers wanted for Orange-bellied parrot monitoring

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is calling for applications for volunteer positions to monitor the wild population of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP). Volunteer Activities include observing and recording birds of multiple species, providing supplementary feed for OBPs, cleaning the feed tables and managing remote cameras. To undertake these […]

GREETING CARDS FROM MELALEUCA

GREETING CARDS FROM MELALEUCA The Deny King Heritage Museum Collection Erika Shankley Looking for something unique from the far south west?  Visitors to Melaleuca can now take home a bit of memorabilia with greeting cards now on sale at the Deny King Heritage Museum.   These cards are also available from the Wildcare shop. Photographs by […]

Bollywood dancing – Mt Field National Park

Who would have thought that Bollywood dancing and a national park could be partners?  – well they can and it was excellent . The “ Mt Field Music in the Park” event was made possible by a grant from the Bennelong Foundation and to great partnerships with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and healthy Tasmania. 57 […]

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Call Up

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program    Applications are now being sought from suitable qualified people for the Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program. The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) including maintenance of grounds and buildings, […]

Solstice in the bush at night

Get Outside Fire Event  Most Tasmanians are use to having a bonfire and celebrating the end to long night of winter with a bonfire. Imagine, you are new to Tasmania, new to the southern hemisphere, and new to living at 42 degrees south where the nights in winter are long. You wonder where all the […]

Serious Science from Tamar Island Wetlands

Gambusia, an Invasive Pest Fish in the Tamar Island Wetlands, Tasmania John Duggin Tamar Island Wetlands Volunteers c/- TIWC, PO Box 523 Launceston Tas, 7250 Jawahar Patil Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) University of Tasmania Private Bag 49, Hobart Tas, 7001 Introduction Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki) was introduced throughout the […]

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island

Another Milestone for Friends of Tasman Island Erika Shankley In 2005, the sad spectacle of the Tasman Island light station keepers’ quarters – abandoned since 1977 – was the catalyst for the formation of the Wildcare group Friends of Tasman Island.  Fast forward 14 years and the group has now celebrated its 30th working bee […]


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