- 38 licensed groups and individuals will receive funding through a one-year grant program
- A total of $214,000 provided through the new State Government grants program, in partnership with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
The McGowan Government has today announced the successful recipients of the Wildlife Heroes Wildlife Rehabilitation and Emergency Response Grants 2020.
The one-year grant will see 38 licensed wildlife rehabilitators share in $214,000 to provide care for sick and injured native wildlife, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild.
Recipients will be able to use funds for relevant items, such as to purchase specialist equipment, animal food, first aid supplies, veterinary support, reference materials and the development and implementation of training courses.
A total of $150,000 was initially available through the program, made up of $100,000 from State Government funds and $50,000 from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife's Wildlife Heroes project.
The State Government increased the funds available to $214,000, funding all applicants who met the criteria for a grant.
Grants will be distributed as follows:
- Groups with more than 20 volunteers will be allocated up to $10,000
- Groups of between two and 20 volunteers will be allocated up to $2500
- A number of individual wildlife rehabilitators have also been funded
A full list of successful recipients is available below.
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"The McGowan Government is very proud of the high standard of care that wildlife rehabilitators provide to some of Western Australia's most vulnerable native wildlife.
"By investing in this program, we are providing licensed rehabilitators with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and resources to ensure sick and injured native animals receive the care they need to hopefully return back to the wild.
"Congratulations to the 38 individuals and groups who have received grants through this one-year program. I look forward to hearing about the incredible work that is achieved as a result."
|Native ARC Inc||Bibra Lake, Perth|
|Black Cockatoo Preservation Society||Martin, Perth|
|Western Australian Seabird Rescue Inc||Bayswater, Perth|
|Native Animal Rescue||Malaga, Perth|
|Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc||Lesmurdie, Perth|
|KANE (Kimberley Animals, Nature and Education)||Kununurra, Kimberley|
|Healing Hands Wildlife Care Inc||Albany, Great Southern|
|Darling Range Wildlife Shelter||Martin, Perth|
|Goldfields Native Animal Care Inc||Kalgoorlie, Goldfields|
|Wild Life West Inc||Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley|
|River Wren Rescue||Stake Hill, Peel|
|Kangaroo Haven Inc||Kununurra, Kimberley|
|Born Free Wildlife Carers Inc||Lower King, Great Southern|
|Mandurah Just Joey Marsupial Care Inc||Coodanup, Peel|
|Lisa's Kangaroo Retreat Inc||Port Hedland, Pilbara|
|AUZZIE's Raptor Rehabilitation Association Inc||Bennett Springs, Perth|
|Marsupial Mammas and Pappas (Inc)||Toodyay, Wheatbelt|
|Express Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc||Henley Brook, Perth|
|FAWNA Inc||Busselton, South West|
|Midwest Marsupial Carers Inc||Geraldton, Midwest|
|Bluebush Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation||Buntine, Wheatbelt|
|Possum Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc||Busselton, South West|
|Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary||Mt Helena, Perth|
|Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary Inc||Tenterden, Great Southern|
|Maroo Wildlife Refuge Inc||Manjimup, South West|
|Geraldton Greenough Wildlife Rescue Inc||Greenough, Midwest|
|Society for the Preservation of Raptors Inc||Margaret River, South West|
|Raptor Fliers Association of Western Australia Inc||Crossman, Wheatbelt|
|Esperance Roo Haven||Monjingup, Great Southern|
|Parnana Pikurtu Wildlife Sanctuary Inc||Moorine Rock, Wheatbelt|