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The Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers operate across one of the most biodiverse regions in the country, and as a result we rescue a very wide range of animals. Unfortunately the vast majority of animals come into care because of human activity.
Like all volunteer organisations, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are always in need of more members. NRWC are holding an introductory training session for new members (over 18 years of age) and encourage people interested in helping native animals to attend.
At the training session new members will learn more about the organisation and be trained to rescue and assess injured or orphaned native animals.

Sunday 25th of August, 2013 9:30am to 3pm Lismore
$35 for new members (includes morning tea and membership to 30 June 2014) Email our Training Ofiicer at training@wildlife.server286.com for bookings, or call our hotline on 02 6628 1866 for more information.

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If you’re interested in becoming a wildlife carer, come along to our introductory training. This workshop introduces the common species of animals that come into care and why. New members will learn basic rescue methods for wallabies and kangaroos, birds, possums, echidnas and reptiles. At the end of the day you will have an understanding of NRWC’s structure and the part we play in the community. You will also know which of the varied and interesting roles is right for you!

Introduction to Rescue & Rehabilitation of Native Wildlife
Presenter: Chrisy Clay
When: Sunday 19th March, 2017
Where: Southern Cross University, Lismore
Time: 9.00am for 9.30am start until 3.00pm
Cost: $15 for members $35 for non-members (includes a year’s membership)
Bookings essential: use the form below or email training@wildlifecarers.com or phone (02) 6628 1866

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