A busy year for FoTI

  Read all about it!  Here’s FoTI’s June Newsletter.  Despite Covid there’s been plenty of activity both on and off the island.

Find out about Wildcare – take a look under the hood!

  If you are new to Wildcare or simply want to learn more about how we work, join Wildcare CEO, Sharon Smith, and Member Services Coordinator, Kim Willing in this ‘Find out about Wildcare’ Zoom info session. Learn how we connect volunteers and philanthropy with on-ground conservation projects and discover the range of opportunities to […]

May sale at the FoOBP online shop

May sale at the FoOBP online shop Get ready for winter with a nice warm hoodie or scarf from the Friends of the OBP online shop or pick up something else before the end of May. Then you’ll be all set to celebrate World Parrot Day on 31 May! Specials during the rest of this […]

The Perfect Deal

After nearly two decades Bob and Penny Tyson hang up their fork and gloves. For 17 years the couple volunteered for the Friends of Deal Island. Although they will be slowing down, Bob and Penny’s legacy blazed the trail for those who follow in their footsteps. Deal Island is the largest of Tasmania’s Kent Group […]

Thank you Annika!

Annika loves koalas. And while she knows that koalas are not native to Tasmania, she was delighted recently, to visit one at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. When Annika turned six, she had a party – as one does! And in an outstanding act of generosity – instead of gifts, Annika asked for gold coin donations towards […]

Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams achieving results

WILDCARE SPRATS Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS! The Wildcare group, Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS (SPRATS), is a self-managing group of volunteers working in partnership with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS). For the last 15 years the group’s main objective has been to control and if possible eradicate the ecosystem-transforming weeds sea spurge […]

Devils Throne Track Completed

There is now a new track from Thark Ridge to Devils Throne. On reaching the prominent saddle on Thark Ridge the new track is some 50 metres further south, where it then heads west for 730 metres to join the existing track to Devils Throne. The new track is a safer walk and with a […]


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