CARING FOR OUR WILDLIFE & THEIR ENVIRONMENT
Wild on Wildlife's main objective is the preservation of wildlife and the natural environment. We aim to provide quality care for wildlife orphaned, displaced and injured as a result of human interference. Wild On Wildlife assists with veterinary care, training wildlife rehabilitators and educating young and old alike about co-habiting with our native animals. We also support important programs in Zimbabwe, Africa. These programs focus on the fight against poaching, the preservation of threatened species such as the rhino, elephant, lion and cheetah as well as disease surveillance and human wildlife conflict.
With an ever expanding human population, pressures on the environment continue to increase. This has never been truer than in Central Queensland, with huge amounts of industry including mining, multiple gas pipelines traversing from west to east, and municipal development. Whilst industry is important for the economy, increased heavy traffic, habitat clearing and pollutants are putting pressure on our fragile ecosystems and inundating dedicated volunteer wildlife carers or worse the animals never make it to a wildlife carer but are disposed of.
It is not just industry that is accountable though. Except for a small minority we all live in houses, erected after clearing, we all drive vehicles increasing the likelihood of an animal being injured or killed, and we all reep from this earth in multiple forms in everything we use daily. After all, we all eat the food essential for life provided by our farmers, drive vehicles that require fuel, oil and rubber, use electricity either coal or solar powered (manufacturing of solar equipment still uses electricity, non-renewable materials and produces by-products) and build houses & other buildings from materials (many of them non-renewable) dug up or cut out of our environment.
We all have to find a way to minimise our impact and take responsibility for the aftermath when it is unavoidable. It can be done in such small ways with the potential to make such enormous differences. We must all be accountable for how we shape our future and more importantly that of our children.
CAN YOU SEW THEN LET US KNOW? We are always in need of pouches for our fur babies and many of our carers are time poor or....skill poor (in the sewing department), so please lend a hand if you can, we can forward guides on how to make pouches, and materials if you are local. THANKYOU!