SPRATS volunteers achieve 99 per cent reduction in sea spurge over 17 seasons


In January 2023 Wildcare Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams (SPRATS) completed their 17th season, deploying adventure volunteers to locate and treat coastal weeds over 850km of wilderness coastline between Macquarie Harbour and South-East Cape. The SPRATS mission is to systematically manage and ultimately eradicate sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) and marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) weeds from […]

Turning the Tides on Sea Spurge

Sea Spurge (Euphorbia paralias) is undoubtably one of the most prolific coastal weeds in Tasmania. Many Wildcare Tasmania groups work along Tasmania’s coastline, and have spent countless hours battling the ever-present sea spurge. If you follow the work of Wildcare, you’ve probably heard your fair share of sea spurge news. However, following a new development […]

Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams achieving results

WILDCARE SPRATS Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS! The Wildcare group, Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS (SPRATS), is a self-managing group of volunteers working in partnership with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS). For the last 15 years the group’s main objective has been to control and if possible eradicate the ecosystem-transforming weeds sea spurge […]

Attacking coastal weeds in Tas World Heritage Area


At the forefront of consolidating a new volunteer ethos of “adventure conservation” to tackle conservation issues, Wildcare SPRATS (Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS) are a crack team of weeders who are out to eradicate sea spurge from the remote beaches of the west coast of Tasmania. This community partnership with Tas Parks & Wildlife has […]

Join the Macquarie Harbour Clean-up

From the 7th – 11th April Volunteers, industry, stakeholders and the community are joining together to collect marine debris from beaches and coves in Macquarie Harbour, to prevent harm to our wildlife and the environment. If you’d like to join in, go to this link to register. Clean-up teams will collect marine debris from remote […]