Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936.
Each year, The Brink selects one species as the ambassador and focuses their efforts on that species. By doing this, they aim to initiate actions that will help that species. At the same time they want to impress on government authorities that many people feel strongly that the conservation of wildlife is a priority.
The species chosen for Threatened Species Day (2014) is the Grey-headed Flying fox Pteropus Poliocephalus.
FAWNA is supporting The Brink to help bring awareness to the plight of the Grey Headed Flying fox.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
The most effective thing to do is directly contact member of parliament and let them know what you want. The list is in order of preference and focuses on NSW flying fox populations. We recommend using the template letter and posting or emailing it to one or more of the following:
A cutting edge response guide that equips people to help entangled, injured or oil-affected seabirds will be launched by Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) during an oil spill training exercise at 12.30pm on Friday 8 August at Port Kembla, as part of a NSW Environmental Trust funded project.
Published material by Taronga Zoo staff and the late Serventy Award winning conservationist and ASR founder, Lance Ferris, have contributed to the production of the “First Responders Resource Guide for Seabird Emergencies” book, pocket guide and DVD, representing the latest research and techniques for seabird handling, treatment and release in NSW. With at least 10% of pelicans suffering from fishing line entanglement or associated injuries, according to a NSW North Coast study, these unique resources will help fishermen, animal rescue organisations and the general public to identify and efficiently respond to seabird emergencies.
TEAM FAWNA has again achieved great things for injured, orphaned and disadvantaged wildlife in the NSW Mid-North-Coast region.
We have a total of 2882 entries on our Web-based wildlife records since July 1 last and our phone operators have fielded hundreds more enquiry calls from members of the public. Sometimes with great difficulty we have managed to keep our wildlife rescue line 6581 4141 open 24 hours a day with a human voice at the end—and this is a remarkable achievement considering it is done on a totally voluntary basis.
Members have attended a Rescue and Immediate Care Induction Training course and we have held a Macropod Training Day, one for Possums and Gliders and a Workshop for what we call Other Mammals, the monotremes, dasyurids, bandicoots, canids, and rodents.
Yours in wildlife caring
Meredith Ryan (President)
P.S. Don’t forget to download the Wildlife Rescue free App on to your Smart or Android Phone and tell all your mates and those you come across to download it too. This is a great initiative of the NSW Wildlife Council and International Fund for Animal Welfare aiming to get help to injured wildlife as quickly as possible.
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The Wildlife Rescue App is a joint initiative of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and the NSW Wildlife Council (NWC). It is free and downloadable on the IFAW website or through the Apple App Store and the Android Market. This App empowers you to save the lives of injured or orphaned native wildlife by putting you in touch with your nearest rescue organisation should you come across an animal in need, wherever you may be in NSW.
This is a great initiative puts the members of the public in contact with the nearest wildlife rescue group for the animal in need. As is the case in our area where there are several hard working Koala rescue groups dedicated to helping out just koala's. It puts the animal in need in contact with the people that are authorised and know how to care for sick and/or injured wildlife.
Download it today and help save lives!
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