Here’s a great article and information on Flying-foxes
One quarter of all mammal species in the world are bats, which belong to the order Chiroptera, meaning ‘handwinged’.Bats can be divided into two suborders:
- Megabats (Megachiroptera), which includes flying-foxes, as well as the lesser known tubenosed bats andblossom bats.
- Microbats (Microchiroptera), which are smaller insectivorous bats. Megabats differ greatly from microbats (see Table 1 in the attached article); their main similarities are that they are the only winged mammals and are primarily nocturnal.
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…)
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
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
WOMBATS IN AUSTRALIA
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.