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Wild Koala Day – Saturday 5th May 2018

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:17 pm

Wild Koala Day (Saturday 5th May 2018, 10am start) – a joint event will be undertaken by KAI and MBKR at the Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) at 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary.  Vanda Grabowski, President, Koala Action Inc. (KAI) will provide a general koala education and awareness presentation which will be followed by a presentation given by Lindsay Wickson from Endeavour Veterinary Ecology on the koalas at the Amcor Petrie Mill Redevelopment site.  To conclude the day, Anika Lehmann, President, Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc. (MBKR) will provide an overview about what is involved in becoming a rescuer or transporter of sick, injured and orphaned koalas.  This will be followed by Dr. Tania Bishop, Veterinarian, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital will provide an overview on the types of injuries and illnesses coming into the wildlife hospital and the rehabilitation process.  Dave Norman,  Mango Hill, North Lakes Environment Group will be singing some of his wildlife related songs during the breaks between the speakers.  Presentations will take an hour each including question time with a 30 min refreshment break between each speaker.  Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be supplied.

Bookings are essential as space is limited.  Please email Vanda on or to confirm your booking or ring her on 0407 101 837.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Wildlife Rescue Inc

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:56 am

Rescue Hotline : 1300 596 457

Wildlife Rescue Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary organisation specialising in the rescue of native
animals. WRI is a member society of Animals Australia but is independent of any other organisation
or Government body. Its founding members included two Honorary Life Members of NSW WIRES
and several members of the State Emergency Service (SES).
Wildlife Rescue Inc was incorporated in Feb 2011, originally intending to operate in the Coffs
Harbour area of NSW. However, following an increasing number of calls from other States, WRI
now operates throughout Australia under the registered name “Wildlife Rescue Australia”.

The Centre has a technical capacity of over one million incoming calls per year.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference (AWRC) Early Registration

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:54 am

Save the Date

July 2nd-5th 2018

Sydney University School of Business

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Australian Bat Night 2018

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 4:14 am

Australasian Bat Night is   happening again in 2018.

March, April, and May

Australasian Bat Night is a public awareness program aiming to educate people about bats, to raise the profile of bats and debunk the myths and fears, to achieve better conservation outcomes and assist people to live with bats.

For more information and to register contact Maree Treadwell Kerr at  And then check the ABS website to keep in touch and find out more.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Article on Cluster fencing

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 4:13 am

Here is the link to the article but please google cluster fencing as you will see all the positive articles supporting it & how farmers are hailing it as a lifesaver etc. QWRC believe it is the worst thing that has happened to our Wildlife.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Qld Law Fact Sheet for Groups

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

Please find a link to a very easy to read information sheet about assistance with problems within Not For Profit Groups…..


Posted by Vicky Dawson

Knitted items for Animals

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 2:08 am

For a range of wildlife pouches and liners, simply go to They also provide leg warmers, surgical socks, snoods, neck warmers, bird nests, arm warmers, fingerless gloves, beanies, and scarves – many of the items for animal and humans. They will arrange regular or one off orders all for a donation. You can also contact Karen Stephens on 02 4973 4082

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 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


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

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