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Blog Post - Giving Australian wildlife volunteers the help they need

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has expanded its Wildlife Heroes program into Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to ensure that all Australian wildlife volunteers have what they need to respond to the devastating bushfires.  

Blog Post - New round of emergency funds to help overwhelmed NSW wildlife volunteers

The Wildlife Heroes Emergency Fund is open for applications between 1st and 14th January. Registered NSW wildlife groups and independent licence holders are invited to apply for up to $5,000 and $500 respectively, from a pool of $35,000. Fund recipients can use the grant to pay for first aid equipment and supplies that will enhance their ability to respond to emergencies such as extreme heat events, storms and strandings. 

Blog Post - Emergency Grants Provide Relief For NSW Wildlife Volunteers

14 wildlife groups across NSW will receive much needed financial support this week as volunteers report being 'overwhelmed by bushfire affected animals'. The Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency Fund 2019 will help carers buy first aid supplies, medicine, animal food, protective equipment and fuel. Grant recipients include Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers, Wildcare Queanbeyan, and Port Stephens Koalas... 

Blog Post - Wildlife Heroes Nov19 update

The Wildlife Heroes project commenced in October 2019 through a $1.47 million grant from the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust. The project will ensure wildlife volunteers get the help they need, so they can continue providing the best care for our amazing native wildlife... 

Blog Post - Getting the Buzz on Bees

There has been a lot of buzz about the importance of bees! The decline in bee numbers around the world has caused a hive of activity around bee populations and their relationship to both our native vegetation and our agriculture. They pollinate plants that are important to our environment like bottle brush and silky oak and many that are essential food resources across the country and the planet.