Visit from Wildlife Heroes

We recently received a much appreciated visit from Stacey Mole, the newly appointed Wildlife Heroes Project Manager at the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife to discuss the NSW Flood Emergency 2022 Grants made available through the Wildlife Heroes project, with funding from the NSW Government Environmental Trust.

Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue (LAOKO) Vice President, Elena Guarracino; Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, Wildlife Heroes Project Manager Stacey Mole; and Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue (LAOKO) President, Lisa Petroff at our triage centre in May.

Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue (LAOKO) was one of seven wildlife rehabilitation groups to be awarded this funding, which will help us mitigate the effects of flooding on wildlife here. The $10,000 we were awarded will go toward such things as:

  • water pumps to clear burrows of flood water
  • temporary wombat shelters
  • one-way wombat gates for removing wombats from under houses
  • camera traps to help locate orphaned joeys and monitor in-situ mange treatment

Wildlife Heroes also contributed to costs associated with fire ground training for search and rescue volunteers during the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Thank you Stacey, and Wildlife Heroes, for helping us continue to care for wildlife in the Snowies!


Friday 12 August, 2022

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