Funding boost from NPWS

Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue received a much-needed financial boost recently from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

We were grateful to receive the annual cheque from NPWS for $2,500, which will go towards covering some of the costs incurred in rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in the region.

Our president, Lisa Petroff, says she welcomes the support and ongoing partnership with NPWS. “There are considerable costs associated with rescuing and treating sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and every bit helps,” says Lisa.

Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue (LAOKO) Vice President and Mange Program Coordinator, Elena Guarracino accepts the annual cheque from NPWS Manager, Snowy River Area, Southern Ranges Branch, Tristan Ricketson.

“Last year 259 native animals were rescued, and 230 wombats were treated for mange. Our yearly operating costs are about $80,000, and we rely on donations and grants,” Lisa adds.

Birds make up the bulk of rescues, with 113 birds requiring help last year, followed by 70 Eastern Grey kangaroos.

Thank you NPWS for supporting us to continue rescuing and caring for injured and sick wildlife in the Snowy Mountains!


Friday 12 August, 2022

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