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 […]

Wild Talk – Strahan 4th Feb

If you are on Tassie’s west coast in early Feb. you will be most welcome at this Wild Talk on Little Penguins.  Register here.

Back to Cradle for Bill

The highlands of Tasmania are unique and Cradle Mountain in particular holds a very special place in the hearts and memories of almost everyone who has been there. My first time to this magical place was the first of our annual family trips to Waldheim in the mid 1960s. A trip to Cradle Mountain always […]

Beautiful BIRDS Exhibition – Long Gallery Salamanca until 22 Jan.

Catch this exhibition by Belinda Kurczok at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, until 22 January (10am-5pm). It includes 30 original (and stunning) paintings of Tasmanian birds, including endemic & endangered species. They are framed in native Blackwood or Tas Oak. Limited edition archival prints (full size only) of some of the paintings are available. Belinda […]

Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony off to a flying start!

Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony – L to R: Bruce George (Convenor), Margie Brophy (Exec member), Steve Gordon (President), Jason Orr (Exec. Member), Jo Hart (Secretary), Rex Cassidy (George Town Council and Associate Member), Tim Smith (Exec Member), Jill Holland (Treasurer). Communities Environment Program Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony were invited […]

FOBIQS – Summer News

“On an isolated peninsula, this historic maritime quarantine station operated from 1884 until 1919, treating immigrants with typhoid and smallpox, and health-checking 9000 WWI troops on their return to Tasmania. There aren’t many buildings left, but there’s copious historical information, enthusiastic volunteer staff, lots of wildlife to see and some lovely walking trails over 322 […]

Wildcare’s Greig Clarke leads the way

The Mt Lorymer – Dial Range working bee is organised by Greig Clarke who is the coordinator for the care and maintenance of tracks through the Dial Range. On the 13th May 2019 Greig was made a life member of the North West Walking Club which he joined in 1994. He has led numerous walks, […]

Maatsuyker Island Day Trip

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island, Wildcare Inc. (FOMI) runs occasional boat trips to Maatsuyker Island to provide support to the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) Volunteer Caretakers and the island operations. Boat landings are only carried out in late summer/autumn to avoid the key seal breeding period and are permitted by PWS. One day […]

Sir John Falls Hut Restoration

A project to preserve the Circa 1950s public use hut located near Sir John Falls on the Gordon River has begun. This project is a community initiative to repair and restore the hut. The project was initiated by Wildcare Friends of the Franklin River Branch through collaboration with the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) Heritage […]

Schouten Shenanigans?

Friends of Freycinet

You be the judge. There were ten participants who had been on too many working bees together and generated a lot of nonsense. We had a fairly rowdy dinner at the pub to start with. Getting to the island involved us and three boatloads of gear utilizing both the PWS boat and the Aqua Taxi […]

Why I donated to Wildcare

We recently received a donation to the Wildcare Gift Fund – General Nature Conservation Cause, from Switzerland – and we asked our donor what had motivated her to contribute to Wildcare.  We’d like to introduce you to Joanna Belle. I recently spent a month in Tassie and enjoyed some amazing (life-long-memory) moments, especially whilst tramping. […]


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