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Wildlife Heroes teams up with the Western Australian Government to support wildlife rehabilitators

Wildlife Heroes teams up with the Western Australian Government to support wildlife rehabilitators

Wildlife Heroes teams up with the Western Australian Government to support wildlife rehabilitators

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and the Western Australian Government have today announced the successful recipients of the Wildlife Heroes Wildlife Rehabilitation and Emergency Response Grants 2020.

The grant will see 38 licensed wildlife rehabilitators share in $214,000 to provide care for sick and injured native wildlife, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. Funds will help recipients pay for emergency response equipment and training including specialist equipment, animal food, first aid supplies, veterinary support and reference material. 
The grants have been funded by the Western Australian Government ($164,000) and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife’s Wildlife Heroes project ($50,000). The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife funds have focussed on supporting groups that have been involved in rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife following the 2019-20 fire season in the Stirling Ranges and Rangelands regions of WA.

The Wildlife Heroes National Bushfire Emergency Response is supported by the Australian Government’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation initiative. A full list of successful recipients is available below.

We are thrilled to expand the work of Wildlife Heroes into Western Australia. We have awarded $550,000 in Wildlife Heroes Emergency Fund grants this year, right across Australia. This means that 125 groups and shelters are better prepared and resourced for the essential work they do responding to wildlife emergencies,” says Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife CEO Ian Darbyshire.

Wildlife rehabilitators to share in the $214,000:

Native ARC Inc; Bibra Lake, Perth
Black Cockatoo Preservation Society; Martin, Perth
Western Australian Seabird Rescue Inc;Bayswater, Perth
Native Animal Rescue; Malaga, Perth
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc; Lesmurdie, Perth
KANE (Kimberley Animals, Nature and Education); Kununurra, Kimberley
Healing Hands Wildlife Care Inc; Albany, Great Southern
Darling Range Wildlife Shelter; Gosnells, Perth
Goldfields Native Animal Care Inc; Kalgoorlie, Goldfields
Wild Life West Inc; Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley
River Wren Rescue; Stake Hill, Peel
Kangaroo Haven Inc; Kununurra, Kimberley
Born Free Wildlife Carers Inc; Lower King, Great Southern
Mandurah Just Joey Marsupial Care Inc; Coodanup, Peel
Lisa’s Kangaroo Retreat Inc; Port Hedland, Pilbara
AUZZIE’s Raptor Rehabilitation Association Inc; Bennett Springs, Perth
Marsupial Mammas and Pappas Inc; Toodyay, Wheatbelt
Express Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc; Henley Brook, Perth
FAWNA Inc; Busselton, South West
Midwest Marsupial Carers Inc; Geraldton, Midwest
Bluebush Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation; Buntine, Wheatbelt
Possum Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc; Busselton, South West
Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary; Mt Helena, Perth
Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary Inc; Tenterden, Great Southern
Maroo Wildlife Refuge Inc; Manjimup, South West
Geraldton Greenough Wildlife Rescue Inc; Greenough, Midwest
Society for the Preservation of Raptors Inc; Margaret River, South West
Raptor Fliers Association of Western Australia Inc; Crossman, Wheatbelt
Grace and Lynne Miles; Kallaroo, Perth
Esperance Roo Haven; Monjingup, Great Southern
Parnana Pikurtu Wildlife Sanctuary Inc; Moorine Rock, Wheatbelt
Diane and Ross Parker; Wilgoyne, Wheatbelt
Courtney Wright; Yilliminning, Wheatbelt
Heidi Sampey; Derby, Kimberley
Sally Capewell; Denham, Midwest
Lauren Johnson; Albany, Great Southern
Tracey Weiss; Merredin, Wheatbelt
Wendy Jarman; Collie, South West


Photo: Carer Kiara feeds an Australasian Figbird. Photographer: Doug Gimesy
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