NWC – NSW Wildlife Council

Monthly Archive: October 2015

Wombat Code of Practice

News Flash – the Office of Environment and Heritage has approved the Wombat Code of Practice 2015

The Code has been produced by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). 

An initial draft of the Code was prepared by the NSW Wildlife Council and has been further developed in cooperation with member groups and observers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Wombat Protection Society, NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service and veterinary specialists at Taronga Zoo

The Lyme disease debate

A national study led by a Perth-based researcher could be one step closer to ending the Lyme disease debate in Australia for good.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium – borrelia burgdoferi – passed on by ticks.

Prevalent in the United States and parts of Europe, it causes symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain and various neurological symptoms.

The Government and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have not recognised the existence of Lyme disease in Australia.

Read more information here at the ABC website http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-17/study-could-end-lyme-disease-debate-in-australia/6860688 

Join the 2015 Koala Count

Help count koalas for conservation – join the 2015 national Koala Count!

The Koala Count is an innovative citizen science survey conducted annually by the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) that anyone can take part in! This year, the national survey will run from 7-22 November. By participating in this count, you help to build a more comprehensive picture of koala numbers and locations across Australia. The survey is repeated each year over the same period to show trends in koala populations, movement and habitat use over time. (more…)