16 August 2019

Publicity and transport a win for wildlife rescue

Mandurah Wildlife Rescue is on the road, raising awareness for the next generation, be it from the roadside or classroom.

The Dawesville-based organisation hopes education around the proper response towards injured wildlife will ease the number of animals in need of rescue.

Lotterywest has supported Mandurah Wildlife Rescue with a $58,814 grant towards a 4WD vehicle and trailer for wildlife conservation and educational activities.

“Our purpose initially was to rehabilitate injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife and get them back to the wild,” said Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Chair Kim Low.

“This Lotterywest grant has been significant for us as it provides great publicity along with transportation to run projects at schools and local events.

"We are trying to educate people about how their actions have an impact on wildlife and their habitats. By teaching simple things they can help protect and conserve native wildlife."  

The trailer has built-in tables for educational workshops on wildlife safely, as well as the ability to transport animals in need of help.  

“Now that we have this van and education trailer we can set up anywhere and get attention straight away so people will tune in, take a break and listen to what we have to say,” Ms Low said.

Mandurah Wildlife Rescue is powered by more than 60 volunteers who help with duties from animal care to sewing pouches for joeys.

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