NWC – NSW Wildlife Council

"Achieving optimal outcomes for Australian wildlife"

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

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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.

Gazza FAWNA

Gazza FAWNA

From FAWNA

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.

2014 Grant Winners

The winners of the NWC 2014 rehabilitation grants have been announced. The winners are:

  1. Dr Rosemary Austen – Wildcare Queanbeyan
  2. Bev Marsh – Native Animal Trust Fund
  3. Mandi Griffiths – Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services
  4. Judith Hopper – Native Animal Trust Fund
  5. Lyn Obern – Wildlife Rescue South Coast

Full details can be found below

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2015 Grant Winners

The winners of the NWC 2015 rehabilitation grants have been announced. The winners are:

  1. Wendy Attrill – Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers
  2. Lou & Marie Gardner – Native Animal Rescue Group
  3. Anne Williams – Native Animal Trust Fund
  4. Kelly Wall – Wildlife Rescue South Coast
  5. Vanessa Place – Wildlife Rescue South Coast

Full details can be found below

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Search for animal bushfire survivors

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