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Supporting those who support our hurt and injured wildlife

Our wildlife often bear the brunt of drought and bushfire events, and it’s during these times that the community is reminded of the important role our wildlife carer groups play for our environment and the broader community.

Council, through its Environment Levy, regularly offers grants to registered wildlife carers in the region and applications for the next round of grants are now open.

Councillor Daryl Dodt said that the recent issue of starving flying foxes was just one example of the critical role that wildlife carer groups play.

“Our native wildlife are subject to various stresses, including vehicle strikes, attacks by wild or domestic pets, and reduction in habitat, just to name a few,” said Cr Dodt.

“Our local carers provide an essential service in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of our precious native wildlife and we are honoured to be able to support them with this work.”

Council has allocated $30,000 of the Environment Levy revenue for projects and activities undertaken by wildlife carers in the region. 

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must have a wildlife rehabilitation permit number, reside in the region, and able to provide details about their facilities and operations and what the grant will be used for.

Applications close 16/12/19. To find out more, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/native-animals