Dates: Monday 19 June – Friday 23 June 2017
Location: Murdoch University
Price: Early Bird Rate $2,315 per participant (incl. GST)
Registrations close Monday 5 June. Register before 8 May to secure our Early Bird rates.
Every five years, the Australian Government releases a comprehensive independent assessment of the health of our natural environment. These State of Environment reports have been produced since 1996 and consistently have told depressing story to decision-makers of the ongoing deterioration of our priceless natural world.
The most recent State of the Environment report was presented to Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg earlier this year and tabled in the Federal Parliament in March.
For advocacy groups such as The Wilderness Society, much of our time is spent fighting rearguard actions and site specific battles to stop destructive developments or threats, whether that is logging old growth forests, bulldozing millions of hectares of bushlands or attempting to drill for oil in whale sanctuaries. As a result, we rarely have the time or the resources to advocate for the big picture change.
Fortunately for the past few years, The Wilderness Society has been working with a coalition of environmental groups under the banner of the Places You Love Alliance. The Alliance is working for a complete overhaul of how we protect the environment and is calling for a completely new set of national environment laws and institutions, such as an independent National Environment Protection Agency, that actually protects nature and turns around the tide of ongoing loss and degradation of our natural world
We have also been working with some of Australia’s best minds to work out the detail behind these new laws and approaches. These leaders operate together under the banner of the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law and in the next few months will release a series of discussion papers and proposals about how we reform the system to actually protect the environment for all of us.
In the coming months, you’ll be hearing much more about this new visionary campaign and how we can work together to create real and lasting change.
The Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants program 2016-17 supports community groups, non-profit organisations and registered native wildlife carers to deliver environmental and sustainability projects.
Submit your application online. Please read the grant guidelines before completing your application.
Applications for the two grants listed below are now open and close on Monday 5 September 2016.
Contact Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to one of our Grant Program Officers in the Community Conservation Support Team.
Linda from Forth Crossing Wildlife has announced that her book “Maggie” has now been printed and is available to purchase for $15.00 plus postage. All funds raised will go to Linda’s wildlife work which includes rehabilitation, wildlife teaching, resource writing and habitat protection.
Please contact her for orders
Our recent RnR had a typo in the email address.
Please note that the correct address to contact Lynda is
You may have seen IFAW’s call-out for mittens and pouches for native wildlife in the past months http://www.ifaw.org/australia/get-involved/help-make-pouches-orphaned-joeys_old.
The response from people across Australia and the world was incredible and demonstrates just how much people care about our precious wildlife and appreciate your efforts to look after them.
Many of these people loved the opportunity to help in a practical way. As a result IFAW have Read More →
Each year Save The Bilby Fund’s Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for school-aged children has been a great success and operates in third term with the prize winners announced on School’s Bilby Day (the Friday before National Bilby Day the second Sunday in September annually). Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for 2015 will be developed soon and is due to be launched in July.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those across the State who have suffered in any way from the recent storms. This is a reminder that we have a special fund to which donations can be made to help those wildlife rehabilitators who have damaged enclosures or lost equipment. On this site go to “How can I help” and choose “Donations” from the drop down menu. Here you will find both how to make a donation or if you are a wildlife rehabilitators who has damaged or lost equipment or need post storm assistance you will find the paperwork to apply for assistance.
For all other enquiries please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to remind all carers that the new Code of Practice has been in place since March 2013. We have had a 24 month transition period to ensure our facilities meet with the minimum enclosure sizes as per the Code. EHP may be checking on carer facilities in the new year.
We recommend that all carers familiarise themselves with the new sizes and ensure your facilities meet these minimum standards. If your enclosures do not meet these standards then a plan needs to be put into place to increase them.
A copy of the code is available via this website
Should you have any queries regarding these requirements please contact your local QWRC Councillor.
The meeting dates for 2015 are as follows. All meetings are at RSPCA at Wacol and commence at 9am. The meetings usually fall on the fourth Monday of the month except where there is a Public Holiday
19th January; 23rd February; 23rd March; 27th April; 25th May; 22nd June; 27th July; 24th August; 28th September; 26th October; 23rd November; 18th January 2016