- Fosters the care and protection of Tasmania’s National Parks and other conservation reserves, natural and cultural heritage (on public and private land) through volunteering and fundraising.
- Is a not-for-profit, non-controversial, a-political partner to government Agencies and others who are responsible for the conservation and management of Tasmania’s natural and cultural environment.
- Raises funds from donations, sponsorships, grants programs, bequests, membership fees and other alliances in order to provide funds to natural and cultural heritage conservation projects.
- Is an Incorporated organisation
- Is registered with the Australian Taxation Office for Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- Gift Fund is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and entitled to receive tax deductible donations of money and property
- Is a Registered Charity
- Is an Approved Charity under the State Government Workplace Giving Scheme
- Is entered into the Register of Environmental Organisations kept by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage
- Is the Trustee of the WILDCARE Gift Fund (tax deductible donation fund)
- Has branches created by the Board of Management, including Wildlife Care and Rescue groups, Community Action in Reserves (CARes) groups to support specific reserves (Friends groups) and Heritage Care groups groups within its structure,
- Maintains member contact records including skills, training and volunteer preferences
- Provides a call-up and referral process between our volunteer members and our Partner Agencies
- Has our partner Agencies on the Board of Management
- Is financially self-sufficient, but receives in-kind support from our Partner Agencies
Our organisation has 4 main branches
Community Action in Reserves (CARes)
The CARes branch volunteers support reserve management, working alongside Rangers and other Parks and Wildlife Service staff. We have a number of CARes groups around the State supporting particular reserves. We also have a partnership agreement with Forestry Tasmania relating to walking track maintenance on their land, through the Adopt-a-Track program.
Naturecare volunteers support nature conservation activities on reserved and private land, in close partnership with staff of the Nature Conservation Branch of the Department of Primary Industries Water and Environment. Members also register to provide support for threatened plant species conservation through the Botanical Guardians sub-branch.
Heritagecare volunteers support cultural heritage management and conservation, assisting reserve managers and the Tasmanian Heritage Office.
The WILDCARE Office is the engine room of the organisation, with volunteers doing all the work that is required in the background to support member activities.
We will be developing other branches to support other elements of natural and cultural heritage conservation as the opportunities arise.