scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 01:15 am

NSW Flood Disaster: Helping Wildlife Survive And Recover

NSW Flood Disaster: Helping Wildlife Survive And Recover
  Humane Society International (HSI) is stepping in to provide urgent assistance to wildlife carers after sustained rain and flooding across southern Queensland and NSW. This disaster is taking a terrible toll on many communities and is also having ...

Scoop i World NSW Flood Disaster: Helping Wildlife Survive And Recover Humane Society International (HSI) is stepping in to provide urgent assistance to wildlife carers after sustained rain and flooding across southern Queensland and NSW.This disaster is taking a terrible toll on many communities and is also having an impact on wildlife, with carers facing an influx of injured animals and damage to their facilities.Floods can be as devastating for wildlife as other disasters such as fires, and volunteer wildlife carers can quickly become inundated with animals needing help.HSI has made resources available to support these wildlife carers and their animals in need with emergency funding for equipment, medicines and food to give the best care and chances of recovery possible.

"We have reached out to hundreds of wildlife carers to offer our assistance,” said Evan Quartermain, HSI's Head of Disaster Response, "Wildlife carers are absolutely crucial to the rescue and recovery of native Australian animals at the best of times, and even more so when they're facing disasters such as these terrible floods."Volunteer wildlife carers are stretched thin rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife following disasters.

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