New Wildcare Board

Exciting times at Wildcare! Last week saw the new Wildcare Board meet for the first time at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This was followed by a reception for Wildcare volunteers and stakeholders at Government House, Hobart. Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC delivered a most heartfelt welcome speech to honour 20 years […]

Join the Marine Debris Clean Up Events – Huon and Bruny Island

       HUON MARINE DEBRIS CLEAN UP Date: May 11, 2019 Time: 9:30 am – 2.30 pm Location: Charlotte Cove, Tasmania Details: Plastic in our ocean increases by 8 million tonnes each year! This durable debris has the potential to entangle, or be ingested by fish, mammals and birds and leach toxic compounds into the ecosystem. […]

Fixing a Long Standing Problem

Lost World     kunanyi/Mount Wellington The start near the road at Big Bend crosses a soakage that is the headwaters to New Town Rivulet. It is usually wet and a little boggy for much of the year. The work was to install stepping stones to make it better for walkers. The project was conducted […]

Thick and Green

Friends of Mt Field

An area at the Mount Mawson ski tow in Mount Field National Park had undergone some heavy earthworks in 2013 or early 2014 as part of slope grooming. It was then sown with alpine grass seed with some success and covered in a loose hessian. Naturally growth is slow at this 1200m altitude and animal […]

A Year in the Life of Friends of Mt Field

By Adrian Blackman, FOMF Secretary For the Friends of Mount Field (FOMF), 2018 was a year of consolidation. The major project from last year was completed; time was also devoted to more routine and ongoing tasks. Thirty days (a record annual number) were spent doing these field activities and this equates to 942 volunteer-hours of […]


Friends of Tasman Island

                          WILDCARE LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND GROUPS AT AWBF The three lighthouse island Wildcare groups – Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Island – will again have a presence at the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival.   Located on Franklin Wharf, we will be tucked behind Mure’s seafood restaurant and next door to Ushi Iceccream.  Go to […]

Join the Wildcare Board

Wildcare is seeking expressions of interest for up to 8 Board positions, including a Chair. (Our constitution requires that all elected positions come up for re-election each year). People who are attracted by Wildcare’s purpose around volunteering and raising funds to support Tasmania’s wild places and who have any of the following skills are encouraged […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Newsletter

Fabulous reading in the latest edition of the FOMI Newsletter, including: Cataloguing Maatsuyker’s historic artefacts News from the current caretakers Seafarer’s Festival 2017-18 working bees Signal flags 2019 FOMI Committee Pennicott Foundation donation A huge thank you to Jill Moony for compiling this edition. Happy reading! FOMI_NL_DEC18_V5

Maatsuyker Island Day Trip

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island, Wildcare Inc. (FOMI) runs occasional boat trips to Maatsuyker Island to provide support to the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) Volunteer Caretakers and the island operations. Boat landings are only planned for late summer/autumn to avoid the key seal breeding period and are permitted by PWS. There are limited […]

TASMAN ISLAND Expressions of Interest

Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island are now planning their next series of working bees. The first is set for 18-27 April this year.  The main focus will be the restoration of the verandah and sunroom on Lightkeepers’ Quarters No 3 as well as continuing with work to eradicate Californian thistle.  If you’re interested in volunteering for […]

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