Instant Funding to Flood Impacted Wildlife Carers

The NSW Wildlife Council (NWC), the peak body for wildlife rehabilitation in NSW, has recently issued almost $48,000 to volunteer wildlife carers impacted in the recent flooding events.

The NWC aims to achieve optimal outcomes for native fauna. To ensure incoming injured and orphaned wildlife are able to be assisted, the Council acknowledges the necessity to distribute donations as soon as possible to carers and groups on the frontline where it is needed most during emergency events. The grants have helped a number of groups and carers involving wildlife from marsupial joeys, wombats, flying foxes, marine reptiles, birds and more!

Audrey Koosmen, NSW Wildlife Council Chair, said, “Many of our member groups and carers have been very seriously affected in this recent flood event losing their fauna holding pens with floodwaters destroying wombat burrows, fencing, equipment, aviaries and white goods all used for rehabilitating wildlife.

“I thank everyone in the wildlife sector for the great work they are doing to care so well for our wildlife in such challenging conditions. It is a real privilege to be able to help these carers,” Ms Koosmen added.

“The public donated generously to the NWC Emergency Fund to support our work with wildlife and these donations will go where the public expect them to go – to directly benefit native animals needing our help”.

Wildlife Council member groups cover the whole of NSW with 4,000 volunteers trained to look after wildlife that need help. The NWC encourages its member groups and their volunteers who were impacted in the recent flooding to apply. All grant enquiries to [email protected]

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