NWC – NSW Wildlife Council

Monthly Archive: May 2018

Government flags ban on wildlife carers treating injured & orphaned kangaroos

An Australian state government wants to ban wildlife shelters from treating injured kangaroos, wombats, possums and cockatoos, claiming they’re “over-abundant” species.

Kanga pouch

The Victorian government has published a discussion paper outlining proposed changes to wildlife management regulations and is seeking public comment on the review.

It also flags a crackdown on wildlife carers releasing rehabilitated kangaroos and wombats on to their properties in rural areas, claiming this can result in ” unnaturally high concentrations of released wildlife” with  “significant impacts” for neighbours.


Photo competition


An initiative of Greens MP David Shoebridge

Animals in the Wild is a much-loved celebration of nature in the wild, unthreatened, and unharmed by humans. We want to see your pictures of quokkas, wallabies, cockatoos, koalas and other beautiful Australian wildlife.

The competition is part of the Greens campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular, the Sporting Shooters Association arms fair ‘Huntfest’ which blights Narooma every year. Animals in the Wild encourages you to shoot with a camera, not a gun.

The winning entries will be announced in Eurobodalla on the weekend of the June long weekend.

Saving our Species News

Welcome to the autumn issue of the Saving our Species newsletter!

Volunteering with SoS can help threatened species as well as create great inroads to careers in ecology and conservation. And, of course, our volunteers’ efforts greatly increase our SoS projects’ achievements and outcomes on the ground. In this edition we feature six strong ‘Volunteer Voices’ from across the state, leading up to National Volunteer Week from 21-27 May.

We also explore some of our SoS science and research work in action; community support for restoring habitat for koalas in the north and glossy black-cockatoos in the southern highlands; and inspiring stories on plants, people and events.

Click here for the latest news, success stories and visuals – highlighting some of our conservation projects.

We hope you enjoy SoS News.

Linda Bell
Saving our Species