An update on the #Food4Wildlife program
On 16th November 2019 FAWNA NSW INC the volunteer group licensed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service launched its #Food4Wildlife and Nest Box Appeal via its Web Platform.
The area of operation in the MidCoast Council, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Kempsey Shire Council shires, some 18,000 sq km had been severely impacted by bushfires that spread relentlessly through huge swathes of wildlife habitat.
The fires caused significant loss of life in wildlife populations and destroyed so much of the food resources needed by all the wildlife species that were already suffering the worst drought in recorded history.
As the group licensed for all wildlife species for rescue, rehabilitation and release, FAWNA knew it had to step up and do something to ensure the survival of the free-living native animals impacted so badly by the fires.
As a volunteer group, FAWNA did not have the monetary or human resources to mount an ambitious #Food4Wildlife program alone but between us all, we have done just that.
We have moved mountains – mountains of bags of feed for kangaroos, wallabies, possums, birds and a whole heap of other native animals.
In just a few weeks there are over 30 food collection stations spread over the FAWNA area where the community can collect macropod pellets and wild bird seed to put out for their hungry local fauna.
The program kicked off with some significant donations from Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast and The Rescue Collective giving FAWNA the confidence to know this program could continue for the long term if necessary until the rains come and habitat starts its slow restoration process.DonorNewsNov19
From everyone at FAWNA, thank you for your donation.