Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony are one of our newest Wildcare Branches. They formed following a number of significant and high profile dog attacks with the Low Head Rookery and work in conjunction with the Parks & Wildlife Service, private landholders and the University of Tasmania to protect the Little Penguins through:
• Establishment of long-term population monitoring and adaptive management procedures for the Low Head Little Penguin colony
• Education of the Community
• Raising awareness of environmental issues

Since setting up as a Wildcare Branch, they have completed Stage 1 of the mapping of the Little Penguin habitat and are busy preparing for the next stage.  They have been recruiting volunteers to work in the filed – currently having 11 confirmed and another 8 in the process of signing up.

The group aims to work together cooperatively with all sectors of the community to achieve the conservation of penguins in the Low Head area.

The branch have a supportive relationship with the Georgetown Coastal Management Group and Tamar NRM who are holding a ‘Triple Bluff Walk’ on Saturday November 2nd.  Details are below and Wildcarers are all welcome! Wildcare members can register through the Wildcare Calendar here or contact Jason Orr at email: or on 0407 329 060.

Group Convenor, Bruce George says “If anyone else would like to join our volunteers, your involvement would be greatly appreciated.” Bruce sees Wildcare as “a large group (family, if you like) of people who share a common interest and will often travel to other branches to help them with their activities.”