Wildlife Rehab Retreat begins work on wombat enclosure and wallaby shelter

Thanks to a recent grant from Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund, Wildlife Rehab Retreat have commenced work on a wombat enclosure and wallaby shelter. The objective is to provide a safe and enriching environment for the rearing of orphaned juvenile wombats and wallabies who come into care, thus ensuring they are heathy, happy and stimulated […]

UPDATED ‘Guidelines for works in, and management of, Little Penguin habitat’

The coastal habitats on which Little Penguins are dependent year-round are under increasing pressure from a broad spectrum of threats. Councils, developers and community care groups may inadvertently impact these areas at times. The updated ‘Guidelines for working in, and management of Little Penguin habitat’ provide advice for minimising or mitigating these threats. The new […]

REPORT – Friends of Freycinet Working Bee: May 20-23 2024

Friends of Freycinet

  Day 1 Volunteers (Ian, Joan, Bronwyn, Chris, Helen, Petita, Peter, Ros and John) met at the Freycinet Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) workshop mid-morning on Monday to be welcomed and briefed by Ranger Marta on working bee plans and risk management. This was followed by a combined morning tea (thanks very much Joan for […]

Three TNCF funded projects completed at Bonorong

Three exciting projects at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary have been completed thanks to funding received through Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (TNCF). Sea/Shorebird Rehabilitation Pool Following the catastrophic failure of the previous rehabilitation pool, an urgent need was identified to build a new pool with more robust materials. Now complete, the pool is the largest available […]

Friends of Lillico Penguins – Winter Working Bees

Wednesday the 15th May marked the beginning of the ‘Winter working bees’ for the Friends of Lillico penguin volunteers. After a successful season of guiding and welcoming hundreds of tourists to the platform, the group now works to ensure the vegetation and the viewing platform will be ready for the next season. Volunteers were busy […]

Friends of the OBP search for Orange bellied parrots on King Island

With the support of a grant from the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (Orange bellied parrot cause) between April 25th and May 1st, eleven members of the Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot Wildcare group, aided by several other keen birders, participated in the great search for the elusive orange-bellied parrot (OBP) on King Island, under the […]

Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Review – seeking your input!

Wildcare Tasmania started reviewing how it operates the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (its fund for tax-deductible donations) in late 2023. Our first consultation round included an invitation to members for feedback, an online members survey, input from our branch leaders, our review reference group, our office team, the Grants Committee and meetings with some of […]

Update on penguin nest box project at Low Head

Good news for Low Head penguins! The 2023/24 breeding season is coming to a close, with just a few chicks left in the colony. A survey of the nest boxes in early January recorded more than 20 chicks present, often as a pair, indicating a good breeding season for the birds. A recent visit in […]

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