An Interview with the Artist

Black Gum Conservation Group

Mel Hills on a Life of Ecology, Art, and All Things Nature Mel Hills grew up in Orford on the east coast of Tasmania, where she was never far from nature. Whether it was the coastline, the wildlife, or roaming in the hills, Mel developed a deep love for Tasmania Landscapes from a young age. […]

FOMI 2023-24 Working Bee Season

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) on-island programs were another great success during our December 2023 and March 2024 working bees. Here’s a summary of our achievements thanks to this season’s volunteers. Weed Control: Celebrating 20 years This year marks a milestone for the Maatsuyker Island Weed Control Program – two decades of dedicated effort. […]

FOMI Annual Dinner & AGM

Save the date! The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Annual Dinner and AGM will be on Thursday, 5 September at Fern Tree. This year, we are also excited to announce that FOMI is embarking on a period of revitalisation and restructure. We are actively seeking new members to join either the FOMI Committee or a […]

Friends of Trevallyn Reserve celebrate 20 + years

Trevallyn Reserve covers an area of over 440 hectares, bounded on the south and west by the spectacular gorge of the South Esk River and Trevallyn Dam and to the north and east by the suburb of Trevallyn. Friends of Trevallyn Reserve (FOTR) has been around since 2001, so they’re well into their 20s. They […]

larapuna Community Weekend

You’re invited to join this year’s larapuna Community Weekend. For details and to book places see the larapuna Community Weekend 2024 Eventbrite webpage at We enjoy having a great mix of people old and new each year so please share this with others you think might like to join in. Download a A4 flyer […]

Calling for Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Grants Committee members!

Seeking Expressions of Interest Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Grants Committee Are you looking for a professional volunteer opportunity to make a genuine contribution to the care of Tasmania’s wild places and wildlife? This may be the volunteer opportunity for you! Expressions of Interest are now being sought for Grants Committee members of Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature […]

Wildlife Rehab Retreat begins work on wombat enclosure and wallaby shelter

Thanks to a recent grant from Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund, Wildlife Rehab Retreat have commenced work on a wombat enclosure and wallaby shelter. The objective is to provide a safe and enriching environment for the rearing of orphaned juvenile wombats and wallabies who come into care, thus ensuring they are heathy, happy and stimulated […]

UPDATED ‘Guidelines for works in, and management of, Little Penguin habitat’

The coastal habitats on which Little Penguins are dependent year-round are under increasing pressure from a broad spectrum of threats. Councils, developers and community care groups may inadvertently impact these areas at times. The updated ‘Guidelines for working in, and management of Little Penguin habitat’ provide advice for minimising or mitigating these threats. The new […]

REPORT – Friends of Freycinet Working Bee: May 20-23 2024

Friends of Freycinet

  Day 1 Volunteers (Ian, Joan, Bronwyn, Chris, Helen, Petita, Peter, Ros and John) met at the Freycinet Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) workshop mid-morning on Monday to be welcomed and briefed by Ranger Marta on working bee plans and risk management. This was followed by a combined morning tea (thanks very much Joan for […]

Three TNCF funded projects completed at Bonorong

Three exciting projects at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary have been completed thanks to funding received through Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (TNCF). Sea/Shorebird Rehabilitation Pool Following the catastrophic failure of the previous rehabilitation pool, an urgent need was identified to build a new pool with more robust materials. Now complete, the pool is the largest available […]

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