Wildlife Rescue Australia
Australia's Native Wildlife is in trouble, with humans, loss of habitat, domestic pets, natural disasters all threatening each species existence. It is time for Australians to take notice and start helping to protect these animals.
Wildlife Rescue organisations play a huge part in saving the endangered and native animals of Australia. These organisations help to educate children and adults about each species and their environment, there are now many schools taking part in teaching their students how important it is to protect our wildlife.
Educating the public starts with not only information about the endangered species but what you can do to help them increase numbers, what to do if you find a sick or injured animal as well as basic first aid.
Most of Australia's native animals are shy creatures, they will not try to hurt a human unless they feel threatened. If you see an Australian animal it is best to stay still, take a few photo's if you can do so without crowding them and then leave the animal alone.
There have been many incidents where marsupials have been hit by cars on Australian roads. In the case of a dead female animal please carefully check their pouch for any live young, if you do find anything living in there the baby will need urgent medical attention whether it be in the way of taking it to a vet, RSPCA, wildlife organisation or sanctuary. Which ever is closest to where you are. Please move the dead animal off the road.
Wildlife Rescue is an important part of wildlife rehabilitation, run mainly by volunteers and qualified veterinarians. Wildlife Rescue workers are the first on the scene to help a sick or injured animal, they are the one's who help animals affected by drought, flood or natural disaster.
All Wildlife Rescue Organisations can be found in the local phone book, they run mostly on hard work and donations. Australia's Native Wildlife need all the help they can get.
If you are able to volunteer for one of the wildlife rescue organisations, please contact us!
Wildlife Rescue Australia
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Australian Wildlife Conservancy
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is an organisation dedicated to acquiring Australian land to help open Australian Wildlife Sanctuaries. In opening a Sanctuary it is hoped to help increase public awareness of the very real threats which the wildlife and flora of Australia are facing. It helps in the way of research programs, rehabilitation, veterinary services and capture and release services. There programs are must to help keep Australia's critically endangered wildlife around for a long time, with the view of increasing numbers in these rare and threatened species.
Also known to locals as the AWC. The AWC now runs 20 different sanctuaries all over Australia, these sanctuaries are covering 6.2 million acres of Australian soil. There are sanctuaries in North Queensland, The Kimberlies, New South Wales, Northern Territory and South West Western Australia. These sanctuaries are all dedicated to land conservation and the saving of critically endangered species.
In order to help protect Australia's land, the sanctuaries are working on management programs such as: Feral Animal Control (this will help to control pests such as the Cane Toad which is harming Australia's environment), Weed Eradication, Fire Management and Translocation of Threatened Species.
One of the greatest problems the Australian environment has faced is the introduction of potentially harmful European animal and plant species. The introduction of species not native to Australia has forced many species of wildlife onto the endangered species list. European species have been known to pollute water ways, destroy and take over Australian soil and become harmful predators to Australian wildlife. It is for this reason that Australia has such strong Quarantine and Customs regulations.
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy also works with Universities and Museums towards successful research programs. As well as with Public Education. The more local Australians, tourists and of course the Australian Government is aware of the current and potential problems the Australian environment is facing, the more quickly something can be done to help fix the problems.
With over 80% of the wildlife in Australia, found no where else in the world. It is all the more important that we stand by and support the Australian Wildlife Conservancy in the terrific work that they are doing. Australia's environment is precious, with out it not only will the countries economy be loosing money in tourism. We will be loosing some very special inhabitants as well.