Island Branches at Wooden Boat Festival

Friends of Deal Island

Wildcare Island Branches at Wooden Boat Festival By Erika Shankley Thanks to financial assistance from Wildcare – Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Islands have had a long association with the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival. At our first Festival in 2011 we shared a tent with both Tasmar Radio and the Maritime College but […]

Who is Erika Shankley?

Friends of Bass Strait Islands

Erika Shankley is a Wildcare volunteer whose unbounded enthusiasm contributes to Wildcare efforts across the Board (literally – Erika is a current Wildcare Board member). In this changing world, Erika hopes to be able to find emerging opportunities to further enhance the natural values of Tasmania’s wild areas. We hope you will join her. Erika […]

Winner Announcement

Friends of Deal Island

CRAIG SAUNDER’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED! This year’s Craig Saunders Photographic Competition attracted a range of wonderful entries from across the state highlighting what people consider to be at the heart of Wildcare.  A big thank you to all who entered.  All your photos are valuable to us and as hard as it was to […]

Meet Friends of Deal Island Treasurer, Jo Widdowson

Friends of Deal Island

My husband, 7yr old son & I were fortunate to be able to spend 3 months on Deal Island as part of the Parks & Wildlife Volunteer caretaker program last summer. We had the most amazing time, we all fell in love with the island and felt very lucky to be able to experience it. […]

Friends of Deal Island celebrate 20 years

Friends of Deal Island

Celebrate 20 years of volunteering on Deal Island at the Friends of Deal AGM and General Meeting to be held in Ross on Saturday 27 October. The AGM will start at 11am followed by a brief general meeting. Lunch will be byo plate to share, with lots of memorabilia in the way of photos, journals, […]

Island Arks Symposium VI – Rottnest Island, Western Australia – 11-15th February 2019

The Organising Committee extends a warm invitation to Wildcare branches to attend Island Arks VI, the sixth symposium on island conservation, tourism and management. The Island Arks Symposium is a long standing, high level meeting for islanders, island managers, conservation ecologists and island eco-tourism operators. Since the first meeting in 2009 held on the Great Barrier […]

Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference

Friends of Deal Island

Members of Friends of Deal Island, Maatsuyker Island, and Tasman Island will be among the speakers at the inaugural Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference in November.  The Conference is being held at Lindisfarne Rowing Club on Saturday 26 November.  For registrations and information, go to https://www.facebook.com/taslighthouseconference/  

Deal Island Working Bee

Friends of Deal Island

Expressions of interest are invited for a Deal Island working bee. Thanks to Landcare Tasmania we have a grant to install erosion control on a steep sandy bank, continue the weeding effort on sea spurge, ragwort, mullein, horehound and a few others, plus some general maintenance. Places are limited to 8 people. Dates are flexible […]

Wildcare groups at Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Friends of Deal Island

11th Australian Wooden Boat Festival Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th & Monday 9th February 2015 Wildcare groups, the Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Islands, will be on the Hobart waterfront for the three days of this spectacular gathering of all things nautical.  On show will be displays of the history of these remote islands as […]


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