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BARN Brisbane Area Rescue Network

Last Updated on 30 September 2012

BARN Brisbane Area Rescue Network is an active WILDLIFE CARERS group rescuing and rehabillitating wildlife in western Logan. You woud be amazed at the number and range of  animals needing assistance. They provide some great tips that we can all adopt to help reduce injuries, trauma and fatalities on their FACEBOOK page.

The list is by no means exhaustive or in a particular order and suggestions or ideas of what others are doing to help are welcomed.

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HELPING INJURED OR DISPLACED WILDLIFE and other animals

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

HELPING INJURED OR DISPLACED WILDLIFE and other animals

Wildcare Australia Inc is a non-profit organization situated in South East Queensland. The organization was originally formed as the Australian Koala Hospital Association Incorporated in late 1993 by Dr Jonathon Hanger. It became an Incorporated Association and registered charity in 1994 and is listed on the Register of Environmental Organizations.

Wildcare Australia  volunteers man  a  24 hours 7days a week Emergency hotline for SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND 07 5527 2444

http://wildcare.org.au is a very comprehensive website and essential reading to understand more about how you can help in any wildlife rescue situation.

 

Other victims of flooding

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

kangaroo-rescueHELPING THE ANIMALS AFFECTED BY 'NATURAL' DISASTER

The flooding in Queensland has been pretty devastating - thousands of families have lost homes or possessions. If you'd like to donate money or supplies, please do so here: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

The losses of pets, farm animals and wildlife remain untold. Continual emergency broadcasts are urging South-East Queenslanders to seek higher ground amidst further devastating rises in flood levels, but for millions of animals in affected regions there can be little or no warning. Animals Australia gives coverage here

Wildlife  pets and farm animals also need our help. If you'd like to help buy supplies and food for displaced animals, please do so here: https://donate.rspcaqld.org.au/flood. to support services organised by RSPCA for domestic animals, farm animals and our native wildlife. Please read this page to see how much various items cost.

RSPCA's Townsville and Fairfield Shelters sent crates to help authorities deal with domestic pets stranded in Theodore and  have now set up a temporary Shelter at the evacuation centre at Central Queensland University. They have also set up a data base of foster carers in the area who can look after pets and livestock during the crisis. There are three Inspectors plus a boat and a volunteer ambulance devoted to animal rescues. To date their efforts have been encouraging, particularly in regard to livestock and native wildlife

Queensland Wildlife Rehabilitators Council QWRC have wildlife rehabilitators who have been affected by the floods with many who are currently isolated and unsure of when they can get supplies in. In addition, power outages may cause loss of food stocks for wildlife in care - with more animals coming into care. Should any rehabilitator be in need of assistance please contact your local QWRC representative or the QWRC Chair Annie Saunders (Ph 07 4975 6281) who will do all in their power to get you the assistance required.QWRC is continuing to monitor the flood situation across QLD as it relates to wildlife and wildlife rehabilitators.

A trust fund is set up to receive donations. Donations can be made to the wildlife disaster relief fund by direct deposit to the QWRC Trust Fund account BSB 814-282 and account number 30932248 using your surname as a reference. QWRC will ensure all funds are distributed where they are most needed.

Wildcare Australia Inc is a non-profit organization located in South East Queensland dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wildlife and then release once fully rehabilitated. Be prepared and if you find wildlife in distress please find comprehensive information on this website on how you can assist the animal in need. The home page of Wildlife Australia also explains several ways for you to help financially during this flood crisis situation. Many wildlife volunteers are directly impacted by the floods as well as the wildlife already in care.  Emergency Hotline - 24 hours / 7 days 07 5527 2444.

Donate to Koalas, Pademelons, Gliders, Birds......Who really cares?  Go to this page to make donations to Wildcare Australia.

 

 

Why survey local fauna in Munruben Greenbank North Maclean areas?

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

spotted_tail_quoll__wwf_fredy_mercay_1_178962_panda.orgLogan and Albert Conservation Association aka LACA president, Anne Page, is spending her holidays visiting residents in the areas Murnuben Greenbank North Maclean. She is doing this to collect the much needed data about wildlife or fauna presently living in these treed or vegetated areas.

She will leave a letter if residents are not at home when she visits. Why you may ask does one volunteer to talk to walk around these areas in the hope of gathering local residents' sightings of native animals seen on properties in these areas?

Anne intends to start on the southern side of Stoney Camp Rd and do the perimeter properties around the large farm at Greenbank east of Teviot Rd first. Then she will go North Maclean area and work through properties adjacent to Wearings Reserve in Munruben . Each interview will probably take a minimum of 30 mins (as per experience) . She hopes to do as many as she has time for in the next 2 weeks and then keep going after the school holidays.

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Wildlife Sightings Form - why bother?

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

Why bother to report wildlife sightings?

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In South East Queensland especially there has been - and continues to be - a huge influx of people.

 

Australia's wildlife is threatened by many natural changes. These usually take place over long periods of time. However actions of humans can have a more sudden effect on wildlife and lead to extinctions if continued. These threatening actions include:

 

Habitat destruction and change

 

Clearing of an animal's natural ‘home' - its habitat - is the greatest threat to its survival. Habitats can also be changed by fire, stock, soil compacting, road widening and dam building.

 

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GOING BATTY FOR BIODIVERSITY at Canungra

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

2010 SPOTLIGHT ON WILDLIFE IN SCENIC RIM  - series of community workshops sponsored by SRRC

batsTo help celebrate the 2010 United Nations International year of Biodiversity , the Logan and Albert Conservation Association will be hosting a series of free public workshops entitled 'Spotlight on Wildlife in the Scenic Rim'. The workshops have been funded through a Community Environment Assistance Grant from the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

The first 2010 WORKSHOP will be held in Canungra where there is a significant colony of bats and where recently there was a crisis to save the babies after a storm devestated their usual bat family nursery habitat. The workshop will help us all to become more aware of the signifigant contributions this family of flying marsupials makes to our shared environment and how we can all live safely and harmoniously together.

The Canungra workshop will include guest speakers Louise Saunders from Bat Care Brisbane Inc, Janet Gamble from the wildlife section of the RSPCA and local zoologist Ronda Green.

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Community misconceptions based on fear of bats

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

batsProfessor Jonathan Hill, the head of the school of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, says once a Hendra virus quarantine has been lifted, any concern about any of the horses on property where Hendra virus had been is misplaced. It is indeed uncessary misfortune to have sound horses devalued as a result of exposure. When people who contact or walk into infectious diseases and don't get the disease, we know that they are not infected. Professor Jonathan Hill says the horses are not damaged goods just because they have been on a stud which had horses that had Hendra virus. In fact you could say that they have been tested to be 100 per cent certain of being clear, which puts them in a unique spot.

Professor Hill says such misconceptions stem from a lack of knowledge about Hendra virus, which need to be addressed with research.

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Memorial for Queensland naturalist Ric Nattrass

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

A public memorial for passionate Queensland naturalist Ric Nattrass will be held at the Queensland Museum at South Bank on Saturday morning, 24 October 2009.RIC-nattrass-VALE

Ric founded the Queensland Frog Society in 1990, also the Australian Dragonfly Society and the Ipswich Koala Protection Society.

Ipswich City Council named a stand of old growth forest at Bellbird Park the Ric Nattrass Environmental Park in honour of his advocacy work and recognition of his enormous contribution to conservation and the environment.

The Australian Frog Society's president Glen Ingram paid tribute to him in the society's Spring newsletter. "Over his life Ric has made thousands just as passionate about the living world as himself," Mr Ingram wrote.

The memorial will be held in the Whale Mall at the Queensland Museum from 11am.

Copies of his book and posters will be available, with proceeds going to his estate.

Ric was held in very high regard by the many individuals, groups, associations, and government bodies he met with on a regular basis. People from diverse walks of life - indigenous, government, conservation, science, tourism, as well as the wider community - will miss Ric's incredible depth of knowledge, larrikinism, laughter and sense of ethics. Read more at his website http://drivingyouwild.net.au/

 

 

 

South East Queensland's unique biodiversity is under threat and needs your help

Last Updated on 12 March 2012

1 September - 16 October

Australia's unique biodiversity is under threat and needs your help.

Night-StalkTiwest Night Stalk runs from 1 September to 16 October with the aim of getting members of the community out into nature to do some spotlighting for wildlife.

In previous years, this community action program has focused on marsupials and introduced species but now its scope has been broadened to include all animal species, native and introduced. Each year will focus on a particular group of animals. In 2009 Perth Zoo is asking Tiwest Night Stalkers to keep a keen eye out for unique bird species.

Tiwest Night Stalk is easy, fun and something everyone can do. All you need is a torch and the Spotter's Log. Choose a night or number of nights between 1 September and 16 October and spotlight in your local bushland. Record all the mammals, birds, bats, reptiles and frogs that you find and then send your Spotter's Log to Perth Zoo or email it in via the online form.

The information will be collated and made available online for interested members of the community. It is also sent to conservation agencies to help determine the number of animals still living in the wild, especially near urban areas, to better direct conservation efforts. This regular monitoring can provide a valuable record of changes to the distribution of animals over time and help the community realise which species live in the various habitats surrounding them.

Tiwest Night Stalk is a great way to become involved in community conservation action and to learn about our native animals, their habitat and their threats.

Get involved and more information can be found on Perth Zoo website.

 

Wildlife in Scenic Rim

Last Updated on 09 April 2012

A group of Scenic Rim residents have been meeting to discuss matters relating to wildlife in Scenic Rim Regional Council area - all 4000 square kilometres of it.  They are investigating forming a branch of WPSQ in the future.Some of the group are members of WPSQ as well as a member of Logan and Albert Conservation Association LACA.

Meanwhile one of the members is hosting a website page.

You can find that here http://hennievandyk.bravepages.com/ScenicRimWildlife/index.html 

Coming events will be listed on calendar as much as possible. This page has events for October - November 2009.

Contact Ronda Green (55454 1283 or platypuscorner@bigpond) for more information.

LACAs website be inclusive of this group's activities and members of both groups are welcome to participate at activities meetings etc for each group.

 

 

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