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It has just been announced that Waangenga Blanco, ex Bangarra dancer and choreographer, will be performing a visually spectacular Ochre Dance at this Sunday's SOS Oz bush dance and fundraiser for wildlife.
A tiny ringtail possum joey has been rescued in the vicinity of a newly cleared patch of land on Repentance Creek Road, Goonengerry. Ringtails usually have two joeys, however, and the fate of little Carmel's mum and sibling are unknown.
Local vets and the Macadamia Castle wildlife team are calling for help to set up a wildlife hospital on the northern rivers in recognition of the specialist care needed for caring for our native Australian wildlife.
Many Australian birds and mammals need nest hollows to shelter and raise their young. But as tree removal has seen a massive drop in available nesting sites for our native species.
WIRES all too frequently receives calls about wallabies that have been attacked by dogs. Sadly, the outcome is almost always tragic. So in March this year when the WIRES Hotline was phoned about a joey that had been brought in by a dog, WIRES expected the worst.
The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?
Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.