Byron Shire conservationists can show you how create a bushfire safe haven for koalas, flying foxes and wallabies on your property thanks to WIRES and Landcare Australia.
Irresponsible 4WD users are again trashing South Ballina Beach and Patches Beach, as well as areas further south.
There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.
The recent Go Wild for Wildlife Bush Dance fund-raising figures are in and the event raised over $30,000.
Vision and stories of the devastation the summer bushfires have had on our wildlife have left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.
While flood warnings are currently being issued for the norther rivers it is vital to remember that significant habitat for many animals has been burnt across the state and in north-east NSW. North East Forest. Alliance (NEFA) is calling on... Read More →
The Tree Faerie took a photo of Felicity Cahill in the ruins of the bush near her house and has had the image printed on to canvas as an auction item to raise funds for the Northern Rivers RFS and fire-affected wildlife.
Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors. The deadline for the Byron Echo newspaper is noon Friday and letters... Read More →
Recognising the disastrous impact that the raging bushfires are having on koala populations across NSW a call is being put out to the NSW government to stop logging of koala habitat.
Koala hospitals in Port Macquarie, Currumbin and the Australia Zoo are reportedly full as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the endangered species from fire-affected areas.
The head of a state koala inquiry has written to the premier asking for urgent rescues of wildlife from bushfire-affected areas in northern NSW.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended the council’s work protecting koalas after acclaimed Northern Rivers-based environmentalist Dailan Pugh said the council didn’t give ‘a stuff’ about the endangered animals.
When was the last time you saw a koala ‘in the wild’? Alive? A NSW state inquiry on koala populations is underway, with a public hearing happening this Friday from 9.30am at the Ballina RSL. The government committee overseeing the... Read More →
While RFS volunteers were busy assessing property damage and Cr Mustow was calling for people to register themselves on a survival list run by Red Cross late last week, Mr Pugh said nobody was allowed into the fire-impacted area south of Casino to check on wildlife.
Oil pollution is a serious threat to little blue penguins, as Fairy Penguins are sometimes called.
Koala advocates say they may end up blockading the Braemar State Forest if the NSW Foresty Corporation tries to start logging there soon.
If you find an injured echidna, please stop to check for a puggle – sometimes it may have rolled away, so look out for something that looks similar to a golf ball.
You've probably heard, seen and felt Spring is here early, which means the birds and the bees are starting to get frisky... and koalas, too.
Koala advocates say they are seriously concerned about the survival of Tweed’s endangered koala population after volunteers found five koalas diseased and/or dead over a three-day period last month.
The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) is currently receiving a large number of calls for echidnas hit and injured by cars
Lismore City Council is encouraging people of all ages to spend some time in nature and improve their mental and physical health.
It’s not only koalas who are out and about at present. The weather has meant that there is more shooting grass and other food about for wildlife and they are currently very active on the roads. And it’s not only... Read More →
From the right to a peaceful lifestyle to the demands of commercial interests – Byron Hinterland is under pressure to develop as the dollar value of the area sky rockets.
Anthea Packshaw, Mullumbimby. No living creature on our planet should suffer unnecessarily owing to unconscious and uncaring people who hit animals with their cars and cannot even be bothered to stop and check to see if the animal needs assistance.... Read More →
Myrelle Hurst, Murwillumbah. I wanted to make a comment regarding the Nationals’ display at the Murwillumbah Show, promoting Thomas George and Geoff Provest. I noticed they were handing out balloons and I asked why are they handing out balloons when... Read More →