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Jun 242016
 

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If you’re interested in becoming a wildlife carer, please register your interest for our next 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
When: To be advised.
Where: Southern Cross University, Lismore
Time: The course will run from 9.00am for 9.30am start until 3.00pm
Cost: $15 for members $35 for non-members (includes a year’s membership)
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 June 24, 2016  General information, Training

Online Newsletter

We have decided to start publishing our newsletter online. We hope you enjoy the stories published in here. Thanks to our newsletter editor Rowan, who is continuing in his role as editor of Wildlife News which he has now done for 10 years. Click on the link below. Sept-Oct2015(136)WebEd

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Wildlife 'App'

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Release. - The Best Part of Caring

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