Return to volunteering – how and when?

Return to Volunteering? The smiles of our Wildcare Leaders’ (some of whom are pictured here during a recent zoom catch up) will widen when Branches return to volunteering in the places they love. We know that the work hasn’t gone away and that we need to patiently prioritise the health and safety of our volunteers. […]


Selena de Carvalho describes herself as ‘artist•designer•maker•risktaker’. She is also a Wildcare volunteer who, whilst the world was beginning to respond to COVID-19, spent March autumn days on the South West Marine Debris Clean Up scouring the coastline of lutruwita (Tasmania) alongside other Coastal Custodians removing rubbish from the beaches, bays and inlets – none […]

Caring for orphaned and injured wildlife – Leslie’s story

Caring for orphaned and injured wildlife Leslie Frost, Chair of Wildcare’s Gift Fund Committee tells her Wildcaring story I started caring for injured and orphaned wildlife as a registered carer, about 30 years ago. I obtained a permit and my first patient was a young echidna named Spike (of course) who somehow lost most of one […]

K Col Track Upgrade – Rambling the Rehabilitating Rodway Range

Friends of Mt Field

Text by Adrian Blackman and photos by Peter Franklin, (Secretary and President respectively of the Friends of Mount Field) The Friends of Mount Field are pleased to announce the completion of their most recent and most ambitious project—upgrading the K Col track between K Col and The Watcher in the Mount Field National Park by […]

Community groups more relevant than ever – a letter from Wildcare CEO

Easter letter from Wildcare CEO Community groups more relevant than ever During this pandemic response, the gestures of kindness and concern that we are seeing are inspiring, as they show the best of what humans are capable of when we stop to think about others. My hope is that globally we begin to notice and […]

Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony – 12 months on.

Friends of the Low Head Penguin Colony, 12 months on. A talk presented to the George Town Coastal Communities Management Group by Bruce George Convener of the Low Head Penguin Colony, March 2020. Following a spate of dog attacks on the Low Head penguin colony, 58 penguins were killed in October 2018 and 12 in […]

Working with the Fish Farms

Whenever our Wildcare members travel upon the waters of Macquarie Harbour, they look for fish farms trash littering the shores. While recently undertaking survey work, Friends of Macquarie Harbour acting president, Trevor Norton and Wildcare member Rob Harris inspected the shores near Pine Cove. There they collected a heap of fish farm ropes and buoys […]

Time for some mapping?

Feeling a bit isolated and lonely are you? Well, maybe now is the time to settle down at the desk and learn QGIS to do some mapping at your favourite park or reserve. Friends of GIS  already have some documentation at our branch page (under the files tab) on how to get started but we […]

Report on works at Sir John Falls

Friends of the Franklin River Branch members had a great time working on the old Hydro Hut at Sir John Falls on the Lower Gordon River between December 2019 and early March 2020. The aim of restoring this old hut is to provide an appealing place for the rafters to stay at the end of […]

SJF Hut Restoration Success by Working Together

The hut at Sir John Falls had been in a dangerous unusable condition for far too long considering there is a no other safe refuge for 30 kilometres of the Gordon River. The Friends of Macquarie Harbour had made it a high priority to not only make it a safe refuge but to enhance its […]

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