The Wombat Protection Society of Australia is pleased to announce a conference to further knowledge, update understanding and develop strategies for the protection and preservation of
"Achieving optimal outcomes for Australian wildlife"
The winners of the NWC 2016 rehabilitation grants have been announced. The winners are:
- Christine Parkes – Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue-LAOKO
- Julie Shean, Australian Seabird Rescue
- Rowan Wigmore, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers
- Philip and Belinda Donovan, Wildlife Rescue South Coast
- Carole-Ann McGarry, Hunter Wildlife Rescue-NATF
Full details can be found below
The kangaroo cull in Canberra last year was unlawful, an ACT Supreme Court Justice says.
Earlier this year Chris Klootwijk, 71, was found guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court of disrupting a kangaroo cull in Wanniassa last July after he blew a whistle and yelled while officials were shooting.
He pleaded not guilty and during his hearing it was revealed the licence for the cull had been invalid.
On Thursday, Justice Michael Elkaim overturned the conviction saying if the licence was not valid, “it must follow that the cull itself was not lawful”.
Justice Elkaim said Mr Klootwijk could not be unlawfully hindering the cull if the cull itself was unlawful.
Global map reveals ‘unsafe levels’ of biodiversity across 58pc of Earth’s surface
Biodiversity has dropped below the “safe limit” across 58 per cent of the Earth’s surface, according to the most comprehensive analysis of global data to date.
- Planet’s “safe limits” exceeded if less than 90 per cent abundance of original species or 80 per cent of those species is retained
- Analysis found average local abundance of species across the world was 84.6 per cent
- Other experts say study is a warning but more work needed to clarify
After our east coast low we have had a few emails from our groups about what has happened in NSW.
I have 4 stir crazy joeys indoors….you can see how this one is suffering!
Outdoors, after 206mm rain we have rivers where usually no rivers flow….our district is well adapted to high rainfall so no problems on our part of the Mid North Coast.
From Hunter Koala Preservation Society
We did get a casualty from the storm, but thankfully there was no koala at home.
Hunter Wildlife rescue groups have taken to scene of the recent Williamtown bushfire to search for any survivors.
They say native animals are particularly vulnerable in the warmer months, with many nursing young ones.
See the whole story at the NBN News Website
The Wildlife Rescue South Coast Inc’s November newsletter is out. Click through the title to get the link.