Standing up for our Skates – Friends of the Henty

The Maugean Skate is Tasmania’s largest endemic fish. These ancient Gondwanan relicts live only in the tannin-stained water of Macquarie Harbour where they have resided for countless generations. Sadly, they are one of the State’s most endangered marine species due to its limited range, climate change, and human changes to their habitat. With these ongoing […]

Welcome Wildcare CEO

Jill Maxwell has been appointed as Wildcare’s new CEO and will commence in mid August. Jill is enthusiastic about living life to the full, contributing to change at both an individual and community level. On a personal level, this has led Jill to test her abilities in climbing mountains or kayaking many of Tasmania’s rivers […]

PWS seeking Volunteer Campground Caretakers at Mount Field National Park

Friends of Mt Field

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is currently advertising for Volunteer Campground Caretakers for Mount Field National Park Campground, for four and five-week placements, between mid-December and May during the 2023/24 and 2024/25 summers. Mount Field is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most diverse national parks, and offers visitors an array of natural wonders, […]

larapuna Community Weekend in August

Enjoy walking the coastline between wukalina / Mt William National Park and the Gardens. Along the way you will be working alongside Wildcare’s Friends of larapuna to remove the beach weed ‘sea spurge’ and marine debris. We’ll take time to share stories and hear from local experts. There are 5 walks to chose from over 4 […]

What do Park Rangers do when they retire?

Like many previous park rangers, Chris Arthur has continued caring for Tasmania’s wild places in a voluntary capacity post retirement. He volunteers with Friends of Fisher Island, SPRATS (Sea spurge Remote Area Teams) and has spent time as a volunteer caretaker on Deal Island. Here’s a snapshot of what he’s been up to lately. Photos […]

Weeding and planting on Tamar Island

After a wet and windy weekend, Wednesday 28th June dawned calm and sunny for our working bee. Friends of Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve – Ann, Robyn, Rod, Suzanne, Jing, Ralph, Jenny and Aidan with PWS ranger Jason set off for Tamar Island with wheelbarrows, plants, weeding and planting gear. Supervised by a pair of circling […]