Inspiring art while controlling boxthorn and mirror bush

Congratulations to Friends of Bass Strait Islands (FOBSI) for winning the Coastcare Award (at the Landcare Awards ceremony held last weekend) and to President, Karen Ziegler who received an honorary mention in the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Awards. FOBSI’s tireless habitat restoration work on the Bass Strait Islands is truly inspiring – and weed control […]

If penguins wore dresses, what would they be made of?

Inspired by her time as a Wildcare Volunteer (removing boxthorn on Roydon Island with Friends of the Bass Strait Islands), Catherine Stringer created the artwork depicted in this video. Catherine’s fascination with making paper out of seaweed began some years earlier, on King Island and she muses: “It was very trial and error, and it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friends of Bass Strait Islands workingbees for 2018

FoBSI will be running 2 workingbees in 2018 to continue the eradication of African Boxthorn from Roydon Island (an uninhabited 37 Ha island just off the W coast of Flinders Island, part of the Furneaux Island group at the E end of Bass Strait). Both workingbees will be a fortnight long and volunteers will be camping […]

Furneaux Islands working bees 2016

Friends of Bass Strait Islands

Wildcare group Friends of Bass Strait Islands (FoBSI) will be running 2 working bees in 2016 to continue our boxthorn control effort in the Furneaux Islands. The first will run from May 23rd – June 5th. The focus will be on completion of boxthorn removal from the entire Wybalenna site on the western coast of Flinders and from the adjacent muttonbird rookery […]