Volunteers needed at the new OBP captive breeding facility

Calling all gardeners and bird lovers: the new captive breeding facility at Five Mile Beach needs your enthusiasm and skills. Volunteer for a range of activities to help our critically endangered Orange-bellied parrots thrive in their new enclosure near Hobart airport. You can help with feeding, cleaning, observations and record keeping, as well as maintaining […]

20th Anniversary Celebrations at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

     by Adrian Sullivan There were 2 big things to happen at the beginning of March. One was that we all have the best time as you can read below. The other was that we changed the constitution of Wildcare. A little about that first and then you can read for your dessert about the […]

Get Outside does a Farm Walk with Forests

17 young people from many nationalities spent the day with some local farmers enjoying a tour of the property. This day was part of the Get Outside that is based on a simple concept. We facilitate nature – based experiences for refugees and new migrants to Tasmania, to connect to place and to each other. […]

Leaders walk to the top of Ben Lomond

Every year the Get Outside Program runs a leadership camp to develop the skills of our emerging leaders. Get Outside leaders provide community access, role models to people in their communities, lead walks or assist us in many of the organising tasks required to take new migrants and refugees out into nature safely. This years […]

Your donations at work

    Wildcare relies on donations to continue our conservation efforts and have partnered with Gordon River Cruises to create the Wildcare Penguins cause. Through your donations to this cause, we have been able to provide $3,500 to the ‘Penguin Rehabilitation and Release’ Wildcare Branch to rehabilitate little penguins rescued in northern Tasmania and increase the […]

Wildcare donations boost Bonorong’s rescue service

Wildcare Friends of Bonorong

     We receive some interesting calls in the Wildcare Office, from people seeking assistance with orphaned or injured animals. Fortunately, there are several Wildcare Branches devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of these animals and a 24 hour Wildlife Rescue Service provided by Bonorong that provides around the clock care and advice for injured […]

Would you like to take a seat on the Wildcare Gift Fund Committee?

WILDCARE Inc Office

Expressions of interest invited – Wildcare Gift Fund Committee Membership The Wildcare Board is seeking expressions of interest for up to 6 Wildcare Gift Fund Committee Member positions, including a Chair. People who are attracted by Wildcare’s aim of bringing together the community to contribute to the conservation of Tasmania’s natural heritage, and who have […]

Overcoming a Water Problem

Water from a small creek had worked a way below the surface to seep out onto the Old Hobartian Track. A drain had been added to divert the water but the track often remained muddy.  The plan was to add rock to provide better passage for walkers. The channel to drain water away was widened […]

My Wild Gathering Experience

WILDCARE Inc Office

Words by Danielle Ross Walls   The Wild & Open Space Gathering was held on Saturday 19th October at the beautiful Sustainability Learning Centre on Mt Nelson. The event was flagged as being ‘a conference all about the Wildcare community of which you are a vital part;’ and it certainly delivered on that.      […]

Good news from Melaleuca

It is pleasing to see the return numbers of Orange Bellied Parrots from Victoria is better than predicted with several weeks more for others to appear. It is especially good to see that the sex ratio is 1:1 – the first time in many years. Volunteers have now observed 18 wild return OBPs at Melaleuca […]

Frenetic at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

Yes, we were frenetic but were not disorganized. Much forethought had been given by Parks and Wildlife (PWS) staff to the tasks and resources assigned for the week. Thirteen participants were involved and we were housed in very comfortable PWS staff quarters. Fraternal! We welcomed three new faces and they all said they would be […]


Older posts