New Town Rivulet Rehabilitation

This project received top up funding f from Wildcare Report on the Project Written by Adrian Blackman Thanks to a Communities Environment Program grant and a Wildcare grant, the Friends of Wellington Park have recently completed a project to remove weeds and revegetate a section of Hobart’s New Town Rivulet. The upgraded area is part […]

We put the care in wild

A large portion of Tasmania’s spectacular wilderness, and much of the western half of Tasmania, is listed as the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It contains some of the most important natural areas, communities and landscapes in the world, including Southwest National Park, Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair […]

From Utah to down under – Meet Hunter Birch

Hunter Birch is a Wilderness Ranger at Zion National Park, Utah. During a recent 6 month stay in Tasmania, he discovered Wildcare and participated in 2 working bees with Friends of the Franklin River and Friends of Melaleuca. After safely returning to work in the U.S. – amidst dealing with crowds and search and rescues […]

Interested in joining or new to Wildcare?

If you haven’t yet dipped your toes in the Wildcare water, and would like to find out where to start, you are invited to join our ‘Welcome to Wildcare’ Zoom on Tuesday 23rd from 12noon – 12:30pm. Join Wildcare CEO, Sharon Smith, and Member Services Coordinator, Kim Willing as they introduce you to our groups […]

What’s happening to our Wedge-tailed eagles?

Could there be fewer than 1000 Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles in the world? Wildcare Chair, Ian Lundy and his children, recently participated in a monitoring program that is inviting all Tasmanians to find out. The Lundys were one of over 50 teams who headed out on 29th-31st May each looking for raptors and white cockatoos in […]

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 Mount Field National Park The construction […]

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 […]

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