Friends of Maria Island

FRIENDS OF MARIA ISLAND – STATE OF PLAY Our long established programs of control/eradication continue with a notable and progressive decrease in the incidence of Broom and Spanish heath. Long term volunteers rotate through the various working bees (4-5 per year) with a welcome regular addition of new members. BROOM Systematic monitoring and clearing of […]

OBP Summary Report 2019-2020 season

The OBP Recovery Team has just released their summary report. A successful season with the release of a large number of captive bred birds. Hopefully there will be a big increase in numbers returning from Victoria next season. The report is available via the link below. OBP RP Public Summary Apr Draft

Friends of Melaleuca

Wildcare Friends of Melaleuca – fish oiling, drain digging, brush cutting and weeding as far away, the world starts to change FOM Working Bee 2020 Wildcare By volunteer Pip Jones with photos by Andy Johnson. As the world began to change and news of an escalating coronavirus crisis began to reach Australian shores, 17 volunteers […]

Friends of Tasman Island – April News

Friends of Tasman Island

The April Newsletter from Friends of Tasman Island is great reading – with historical and contemporary reflections from people who have loved this island.  A new book ‘Keepers of the Light: A family’s life on Tasman Island’ by Rachel Chesmer is announced (now available for $20 incl. postage within Australia in the Wildcare Shop) and there’s […]

Community groups more relevant than ever – a letter from Wildcare CEO

Easter letter from Wildcare CEO Community groups more relevant than ever During this pandemic response, the gestures of kindness and concern that we are seeing are inspiring, as they show the best of what humans are capable of when we stop to think about others. My hope is that globally we begin to notice and […]

Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony – 12 months on.

Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony, 12 months on. A talk presented to the George Town Coastal Communities Management Group by Bruce George Convener of the Low Head Penguin Colony, March 2020. Following a spate of dog attacks on the Low Head penguin colony, 58 penguins were killed in October 2018 and 12 in […]

Working with the Fish Farms

Whenever our Wildcare members travel upon the waters of Macquarie Harbour, they look for fish farms trash littering the shores. While recently undertaking survey work, Friends of Macquarie Harbour acting president, Trevor Norton and Wildcare member Rob Harris inspected the shores near Pine Cove. There they collected a heap of fish farm ropes and buoys […]

Time for some mapping?

Feeling a bit isolated and lonely are you? Well, maybe now is the time to settle down at the desk and learn QGIS to do some mapping at your favourite park or reserve. Friends of GIS  already have some documentation at our branch page (under the files tab) on how to get started but we […]

Wildcare membership bonus! Ends July 31


Gravel Team

WILDCARE MEMBERSHIP BONUS! A reason to smile! We are offering new and renewing Wildcare members a bonus 6 months membership (for every year of their membership term).  This will happen automatically when you renew your membership. This offer will remain in place until July 31st. Your support is valuable to us and will enable us […]

Keeping our Heritage Alive – Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island

KEEPING OUR HERITAGE ALIVE TASMAN ISLAND Erika Shankley – originally written for Maritime Times, appearing in their Autumn 2020 edition. Preserve, protect and enhance the natural and cultural values of Tasman Island for current and future generations. Strategic Plan, Wildcare Friends of Tasman Island, 2014 Photos by Erika Shankley   Tasman Island’s bulk stands guard at […]