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Founding chairman of Wildlife Australia announced

Ken Henry AC

Ken Henry is the founding chairman of a new organisation specialising in mobile wildlife hospitals alongside predator-proof sanctuaries to rescue wildlife and recover endangered species across Australia. Wildlife Recovery Australia (WRA) is a joint venture between two not-for-profits; Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Ltd (BBWH) and Odonata Foundation (Odonata). “All Australians […]

Koalas’ bushfire care under the microscope

The world was shocked by images of animals fleeing last summer’s bushfires, or left homeless, injured and dehydrated in their aftermath, and the images that involved koalas were among the most heart-rending. It is estimated that tens of thousands of koalas died in the bushfires across eastern and southern Australia, […]

Tougher cruelty penalties have RSPCA support

The RSPCA has applauded NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall’s push for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. Marshall said he will introduce a notice for legislation which would increase maximum financial penalties and custodial time under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, as well as new powers to ban […]

COVID-19 also a risk for wildlife

Egyptian fruit bat

An international study has warned a wide range of mammals, including threatened species, are at risk of human-animal transmission of COVID-19, and have urged people to take sanitary precautions when in direct or indirect contact with wild or feral mammal species. Domestic cats, American mink, Egyptian fruit bats and North […]