The Wildcare Office will be closed from 22nd December – 3rd January

The Wildcare Office will be closed from 22nd December – 3rd January Jill Maxwell, CEO ( and Linda Lever, Financial Services Manager ( are back on the Wildcare deck on 3rd January. Kim Willing, Volunteer Services Manager ( is on leave until 15th January.

Learning about weeds at Cradle

Weed workshop 23 November 2023 The November working bee crew of Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers (WCCMV), together with Parks staff, additional Wildcare members and a few others, convened for a fabulously informative day on environmental weeds with Mark Wapstra.   Mark is an absolute fountain of knowledge and started the day by letting us know […]

Help us to review the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund

  Wildcare Tasmania is reviewing how it operates the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (its fund for tax-deductible donations). We would welcome your views to help us operate the fund in future. We’ve set out in this Issues Paper the areas where we would really value your thoughts. You can send through your views on all […]

Sea spurge biocontrol gaining ground


A comprehensive progress report on the November 2023 Tasmanian monitoring of the sea spurge biocontrol by Jon Marsden-Smedley, from Wildcare’s Sea spurge Remote Area Teams (SPRATS) can be found at this link. Jon’s short summary is that the biocontrol is persisting under Tasmanian conditions, killing many sea spurge adult plants and spreading beyond its release […]

Friends of Acton Park Reserves ‘hill top’ nature care report

Friends of Acton Park Reserves

Friends of Acton Park Reserves are working on creating a wildlife corridor of habitat to support the local wildlife population of bandicoots, pademelons, birds, (swift parrots sighted in the area) and other species. The group provides volunteer opportunities for new volunteers and people of all ages and physical abilities. They aim to recreate native habitat […]

Karst Care – Looking after the Cave Catchment

Karst Care

Karstcare has been involved with two related projects over past few months. These projects are extremely labour intensive, so we’ve called for help from both North West Walking Club (NWWC) and Launceston Walking Club (LWC) – alongside members of Northern Caverneers (NC) who who regularly volunteer with Karstcare. The first projects have been cleaning out […]

An Interview with the Artist

Black Gum Conservation Group

Mel Hills on a Life of Ecology, Art, and All Things Nature Mel Hills grew up in Orford on the east coast of Tasmania, where she was never far from nature. Whether it was the coastline, the wildlife, or roaming in the hills, Mel developed a deep love for Tasmania Landscapes from a young age. […]

Crag Care Tasmania- what’s been happening?

Hi! It’s been a minute since our last post so here’s what’s been happening with Crag Care of late! It’s been a big 12 months with five working bees at six Tassie cliffs including Freycinet, Fingal, Launceston Gorge, Hobart City Crags, Ben Lomond and kunanyi (Mt Wellington). Here’s a bit about what’s been going on. […]

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