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Survey of Wildlife Carers/Rehabilitators

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 5:04 am

The Australia wide survey will help in understanding the experiences, intentions and attitudes of wildlife carers and the financial, physical and emotional effort they put into being a wildlife carer.

To complete the survey, please go to the website below

https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=NHTLWLKTRT

Any enquiries please contact Brunbe Englefield on 036243 4237 or 0438 241314 or email beng3578@.uni.sydney.edu.au

Posted by Vicky Dawson



QWRC 2018 Early Information

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 4:59 am

Save the Date

Commencing on 2nd July 2018 at the Sydney University School of Business

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Saving Koalas from Chlamydia and Koala Retrovirus

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:39 am

Koala Action Inc. (KAI) is hosting a presentation on Saturday 26th August 2017 from 10am to 12.30pm at CREEC (Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre) located at 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary QLD 4505.

“As many of you know, koalas are under threat from several areas, but infectious disease (Chlamydia and the koala retrovirus) are two major challenges. Professor Peter Timms from the University of the Sunshine Coast is continuing to make good progress with the development of a Chlamydial vaccine.  KAI donated $10,000 in July 2015 to help establish a single dose vaccination.  A second large field trial using a single dose vaccination has now been completed with good results.  

Please come and learn more, morning tea will be provided.  An RSVP is required to book your seat and cater for your needs.  To confirm your booking please contact Vanda (aka Wanda) Grabowski on info@koalaactioninc.org or 0407 101 837.

 

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Wilderness Society – State of the Environment Report

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:02 am

Every five years, the Australian Government releases a comprehensive independent assessment of the health of our natural environment. These State of Environment reports have been produced since 1996 and consistently have told depressing story to decision-makers of the ongoing deterioration of our priceless natural world.

The most recent State of the Environment report was presented to Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg earlier this year and tabled in the Federal Parliament in March.

For advocacy groups such as The Wilderness Society, much of our time is spent fighting rearguard actions and site specific battles to stop destructive developments or threats, whether that is logging old growth forests, bulldozing millions of hectares of bushlands or attempting to drill for oil in whale sanctuaries. As a result, we rarely have the time or the resources to advocate for the big picture change.

Fortunately for the past few years, The Wilderness Society has been working with a coalition of environmental groups under the banner of the Places You Love Alliance. The Alliance is working for a complete overhaul of how we protect the environment and is calling for a completely new set of national environment laws and institutions, such as an independent National Environment Protection Agency, that actually protects nature and turns around the tide of ongoing loss and degradation of our natural world

We have also been working with some of Australia’s best minds to work out the detail behind these new laws and approaches. These leaders operate together under the banner of the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law and in the next few months will release a series of discussion papers and proposals about how we reform the system to actually protect the environment for all of us.

In the coming months, you’ll be hearing much more about this new visionary campaign and how we can work together to create real and lasting change.

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Maggie

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 1:30 am

Linda from Forth Crossing Wildlife has announced that her book “Maggie” has now been printed and is available to purchase for $15.00 plus postage. All funds raised will go to Linda’s wildlife work which includes rehabilitation, wildlife teaching, resource writing and habitat protection.

Please contact her for orders

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Macropd Husbandry by Lynda Staker

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:48 am

Our recent RnR had a typo in the email address.

Please note that the correct address to contact Lynda is

macropodology@optusnet.com.au

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Contact IFAW for free pouches

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm

You may have seen IFAW’s call-out for mittens and pouches for native wildlife in the past months http://www.ifaw.org/australia/get-involved/help-make-pouches-orphaned-joeys_old.

The response from people across Australia and the world was incredible and demonstrates just how much people care about our precious wildlife and appreciate your efforts to look after them.

Many of these people loved the opportunity to help in a practical way. As a result IFAW have Read More →

Posted by Annie Saunders



Save the Bilby Fund

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:26 am

Each year Save The Bilby Fund’s Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for school-aged children has been a great success and operates in third term with the prize winners announced on School’s Bilby Day (the Friday before National Bilby Day the second Sunday in September annually). Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for 2015 will be developed soon and is due to be launched in July.

Posted by Vicky Dawson



Storm aftermath

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those across the State who have suffered in any way from the recent storms.  This is a reminder that we have a special fund to which donations can be made to help those wildlife rehabilitators who have damaged enclosures or lost equipment.  On this site go to “How can I help” and choose “Donations” from the drop down menu.  Here you will find both how to make a donation or if you are a wildlife rehabilitators who has damaged or lost equipment or need post storm assistance you will find the paperwork to apply for assistance.

For all other enquiries please send us an email to secretary@qwrc.org.au

Posted by Annie Saunders



Code of Practice

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:44 am

We would  like to remind all carers that the new Code of Practice has been in place since March 2013. We have had a 24 month transition period to ensure our facilities meet with the minimum enclosure sizes as per the Code. EHP may be checking on carer facilities in the new year.

We recommend that all carers familiarise themselves with the new sizes and ensure your facilities meet these minimum standards. If your enclosures do not meet these standards then a plan needs to be put into place to increase them.

A copy of the code is available via this website

Should you have any queries regarding these requirements please contact your local QWRC Councillor.

 

Posted by Vicky Dawson



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