Wildlife Heroes Grant Funds Custom Built Recovery Avery For Apex Predators
Birds of prey injured and treated on the Northern Rivers will have a custom-built aviary to recover before they are released back into nature. Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital received a grant of $50,000 from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife to build the structure and save wildlife.
Founder vet Stephen Van Mill said the free-flight aviary will be located on land owned by the proprietors of Sea Peace, a subtropical forest on 368 acres of regenerated land in Ewingsdale.
"The facility will treat birds of prey, raptors - wedge-tailed eagles, hawks, owls and falcons," he said.
1 year on from the 2019/20 Bushfires and Australia’s National Parks are rising from the ashes.
In this episode, Lottie Dalziel speaks with Ian Darbyshire, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife who not only have announced their plan to plant one million trees over the next five years but are working with communities to grow native flora and nurture animal species around Australia.
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, the charity partner for Australia's National Parks, is helping to rebuild the habitats of our native animals following last year's bushfire season by planting one million trees.
Did you know koalas can eat as much as 1kg of leaves a day? Koalas are also very territorial, living in small communities with their family and friends.
To help the koalas, FNPW and the Funday Telegraph are inviting you to help plant trees.
Christmas Trees for Bushfire Recovery:
Give the gift of planting and maintaining a tree this Christmas for just $10
This Christmas, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), the charity partner of Australia’s National Parks, is calling for all Aussies to support its mission of planting one million trees in bushfire affected areas around Australia.
Earlier this month, FNPW, in conjunction with international non-profit, One Tree Planted and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE launched three bushfire recovery nurseries in NSW, ACT and SA to start the planting of native trees which will help recover habitats for critically affected species, including the Koala and Glossy Black Cockatoo.
FNPW awarded one of three initial Bushfire Recovery Nursery grants to Yankalilla Community Nursery, located in South Australia.
This came as part of the first stage of FNPW's mission to plant 1 million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries over the next five years, in partnership with global non-profit, One Tree Planted and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE.
The nursery will expand to grow more than double its usual amount of seedlings, with volunteers planting a total of 40,000 trees and associated plants to support the recovery of the Mount Lofty to Kangaroo Island Connection, plus help with revegetation on the scorched island.
Hawkesbury nursery trees to help restore fire-affected bushland
Hawkesbury Community Nursery at Mulgrave has been chosen as one of three recipients of a Bushfire Recovery Nursery grant, made available by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife [FNPW], the charity partner of Australia's National Parks.
The grant will go to expanding the Mulgrave nursery's capacity to 45,000 trees, which will serve as a major step in supporting the recovery of Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the area was destroyed by the fires.
In order to save the last patch of unburnt forest in Manyana on the NSW South Coast, the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife launched a fundraising campaign after 80 per cent of the Shoalhaven region's national parks were destroyed in the summer fires, "every piece of unburnt habitat is precious".
The “Remarkable Southern Flinders” proposal, put forward by The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, is set to receive a $10 million cash injection.
The project aspires to turn Mr Remarkable and the Southern Flinders Ranges into a world-class adventure tourism destination.
CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, Ian Darbyshire said that this project would be a valuable addition to Australia’s National Parks.
“As the charity partner of Australia’s National Parks, we are thrilled to support this project that builds on the Parks 2025 vision for South Australia. This project will support the creation of a new national park precinct of over 30,000 hectares and create a world-class tourism asset which will provide access to nature and economic benefits for local communities long into the future.”