Continuing the support for our Wildlife Heroes
Last chance to apply for Emergency Fund grants as immediate response phase ends and rebuild phase begins.
As we move into the next phase of recovery we want to ensure that all groups who have been impacted by this summers horrific fires have been supported.
Eligible wildlife groups in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales that have not yet applied for a Wildlife Heroes Emergency Fund grants should jump on the Wildlife Heroes pages of the Backyard Buddies website https://www.backyardbuddies.org.au/help-byb/wildlife_heroes for application instructions.
Applications for the Wildlife Heroes Emergency Fund to support immediate emergency response needs will close at 5pm on 31st March.
Since December 2019 the Wildlife Heroes program has distributed over $400,000 to 70 wildlife rescue and rehabilitation groups across Australia. Many volunteers have lost homes and property yet through it all have continued to care for our injured native wildlife.
Bushfire news has faded out of media headlines but the impacts on wildlife carers continue as they start to rebuild damaged property and facilities and decide where to release the large number of animals still in care.
In the coming months new resources and funding rounds will be made available, in response to feedback from wildlife groups about what is now needed most to continue the support for our Wildlife Heroes across the country.
The Wildlife Heroes team has begun work on a Caring for Carers program to support the mental and physical health of Australian wildlife carers. With the launch of a range of resources and podcasts coming soon.
The Wildlife Heroes Emergency Fund is supported by the Australian Government through it’s Bushfire Recovery program, NSW Government through it’s Environmental Trust and donors to the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.