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. […]

Friends of Lillico Penguins – Winter Working Bees

Wednesday the 15th May marked the beginning of the ‘Winter working bees’ for the Friends of Lillico penguin volunteers. After a successful season of guiding and welcoming hundreds of tourists to the platform, the group now works to ensure the vegetation and the viewing platform will be ready for the next season. Volunteers were busy […]

Friends of the OBP search for Orange bellied parrots on King Island

With the support of a grant from the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (Orange bellied parrot cause) between April 25th and May 1st, eleven members of the Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot Wildcare group, aided by several other keen birders, participated in the great search for the elusive orange-bellied parrot (OBP) on King Island, under the […]

Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Review – seeking your input!

Wildcare Tasmania started reviewing how it operates the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (its fund for tax-deductible donations) in late 2023. Our first consultation round included an invitation to members for feedback, an online members survey, input from our branch leaders, our review reference group, our office team, the Grants Committee and meetings with some of […]

Update on penguin nest box project at Low Head

Good news for Low Head penguins! The 2023/24 breeding season is coming to a close, with just a few chicks left in the colony. A survey of the nest boxes in early January recorded more than 20 chicks present, often as a pair, indicating a good breeding season for the birds. A recent visit in […]

From a bushwalk to a river stroll – staying connected with ‘Get Outside’

After a little break to catch our breaths and reassess our situation, the Get Outside program has been reignited. Four trips for the year have been planned and new partnerships have been formed. The first trip was a great success! On a hot and windy Saturday, 17 people from the Tasmanian Arab community, and their […]


  May 2024 Friends of Three Hummock Island (FROTHI) Working Bee, Calling for Expressions of Interest We’re excited to report another windswept, wild adventure awaits on Three Hummock Island! And it’s coming very soon! We’re looking for a keen group of volunteers to join us for our annual working bee pulling Sea Spurge on beaches […]

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