Hut building in the bush with young people

School holidays are sometimes not fun for kids from backgrounds that are a bit tough. Recently the Get Outside Program partnered with Clarence City Council Rokeby Community Centre to assist with their school holiday program to go bush. 18 young people aged below 14 , 4 youth works and Jodie Epper Program Coordinator had a […]

Friends of Narawntapu

By Helen Plaister, President (extract from The Newsletter of the Rubicon Key Biodiversity Area) SEA SPURGE (Euphorbia paralias) is a well- established weed within the coastal dunes of Narawntapu National Park. The prevalence of the weed is at its highest in dune complexes of both Bakers and Badger Beach. It is also present in suitable […]

Snow fight on kunyani / Mt Wellington

25 young people had their first snow fight on a recent Wildcare Get Outside Event to kunyani  – the mountain above Hobart.  The Get Outside Branch of Wildcare aims to introduce nature experiences to people new to the state.” If you are unfamiliar with our amazing outdoor life here in Tasmania and don’t know how […]

Dealing with weeds in Bass Strait

Deal Island, located in north eastern Bass Strait, midway between Flinders Island and Wilson’s Promontory, is the largest Island of the Kent Group National Park and arguably Tasmania’s most remote National Park. The Wildcare branch ‘Friends of Deal Island’ (and previously the Friends of the Kent Group), have been working to manage weeds since 2002. […]

Friends of Freycinet awarded TCF grant for a Friendly Beaches Viewing Platform

We have been successful in gaining a Tasmanian Community Fund grant to support the Freycinet National Park in building a viewing platform at the weather station lookout on Friendly Beaches. This is great news and will vary the range of activities we do in our working bees. It also makes a contribution to stopping erosion […]

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 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 […]