NWC – NSW Wildlife Council

"Achieving optimal outcomes for Australian wildlife"

Reptile Enclosure Report

NWC 2016 Grants – Reptile Enclosure Report – Rowan Wigmore, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers

Thanks to the NWC for a grant of $1000.00 to make a reptile enclosure. The fund request was submitted for an enclosure and accoutrements which came to a little over $1000. When I came to source the products I was overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses when I informed them of what I was making and that it was for wildlife rehabilitation. (more…)

2016 Ticks, Carers & Wildlife

As wildlife rehabilitators, conscious of the doctrine to “do no harm”, we need to do all we can to ensure our young wildlife charges get the opportunity to be exposed to ticks as young as possible.

Read the attached PDF document about the Paralysis Tick for Carers & Wildlife

Strategic Wombat 2017

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



2016 NWC grant winners

The winners of the NWC 2016 rehabilitation grants have been announced. The winners are:

  1. Christine Parkes – Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue-LAOKO
  2. Julie Shean, Australian Seabird Rescue
  3. Rowan Wigmore, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers
  4. Philip and Belinda Donovan, Wildlife Rescue South Coast
  5. Carole-Ann McGarry, Hunter Wildlife Rescue-NATF

Full details can be found below


Kangaroo cull unlawful

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.

Read the full article at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-21/canberra-kangaroo-cull-in-2015-was-unlawful-justice-says/7648890

‘Unsafe levels’ of biodiversity.

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.

Key points

  • 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 the east coast low

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.








Hunter Koala Preservation Society

Hunter Koala Preservation Society

From Hunter Koala Preservation Society

We did get a casualty from the storm, but thankfully there was no koala at home.