Welcome to Wildcare Ingrid

Ingrid Boone joined one of our recent ‘Welcome to Wildcare’ Zoom Info sessions and is looking forward to becoming further involved. We look forward to seeing where Ingrid’s Wildcare journey takes her and say a big thank you to all our new members for choosing to volunteer with us – whether through joining one of […]

Your Penguin questions answered!

Friends of Lillico Penguins

Did you know that parent penguins carry food back to their chicks in their gut, because if it was in their beak they would lose their balance? And that the divorce rate amongst penguin couples is 18-50% and faithful pairs produce up to three times as many chicks as birds that don’t stay together? Apart […]

Volunteering, wonder and well-being

An article published this week by The Impact Suite summarised the findings of a recent study that investigated the volunteering habits, mental health, and distress function of 70,000 research participants over an 18 year period. The study was conducted in the United Kingdom and published in the peer reviewed ‘The Journal of Happiness Studies‘. The […]

2020 Bumper Wildtimes is HERE!

Our latest newsletter, Wildtimes showcases the work of Wildcare groups. This is a bumper edition as our groups have been busy reflecting while they had a break from volunteering in the field. The diversity of stories is amazing. As one of our leaders said: This bumper, superdooper WILDTIMES, truly portrays what a wonderful, unique organisation we have […]

New member profile – Julie Ayre

I shifted to Taroona from Qld in January this year. We have been visiting Tassie since the 1970’s mostly to bushwalk and for family holidays. We did have the opportunity to live in Launceston for 5 years in the early 2000’s when we came to know many of Tassie’s beautiful places a bit better. Our […]

Walk on the wild side

We are delighted that Tasmanian Walking Company has offered to contribute $500 to Wildcare Tasmania for every guest who registers in one of the following Overland Track walks with Cradle Mountain Huts: January 22-27, 2021 | February 22-27 | March 12-17 | May 3-8, 2021 They are also inviting guests to use the trek as a […]

New Volunteering Voices


These are the stories from people near and far who have recently joined Wildcare and participated in a ‘Welcome to Wildcare‘ Zoom session. The 30minute sessions outline who we are and introduce people to the range of opportunities to get involved. There is even time for a chat! We have valued the presence of branch […]

A ‘Sea Spurging at Narawntapu’ Report 2019/20

by Helen Plaister (President), Wildcare Friends of Narawntapu. (from an article published in Newsletter 2 of the Rubicon Key Biodiversity Area July 2020). During 2019 (and pre-Covid 2020), Wildcare Tasmania’s Friends of Narawntapu continued to work with the Parks & Wildlife Service and continued volunteering many hours trying to control and eventually eradicate the section […]

Wildcare Makes Up for the Shortfall

Friends of Mt Field

Upgrading the K Col Track between K Col and The Watcher in the Mount Field National Park has finally been completed. Construction of a top quality boardwalk there now allows walkers to traverse this fragile and valuable place in comfort while no longer causing environmental damage. This Wildcare Friends of Mount Field (FOMF) project was […]


The OBP Program of DPIPWE is calling for expressions of interest (before August 13) for the 2020-2021 OBP Summer Monitoring Program at Melaleuca Select the link below to read the document distributed by DPIPWE today. Good luck with your applications!! OBP Melaleuca Volunteers EOI July 2020

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