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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.

Wildlife 'App'

Wildlife ‘App’

Story by: Rowan Wigmore Have you ever felt helpless not knowing what to do after coming across injured or orphaned native wildlife? All too often help comes too late, with numerous calls made to the wrong organisation, wasting many people’s time and endangering animals’ lives. Wildlife Rescue App, a free mobile phone application – the […]

One Year In

One Year In

Published in Wildlife News September 2012 By: Paul Cheeseman Late one Sunday afternoon, a mother and daughter were returning home to their Coorabell farm. Along the way, on the Caniaba Road, they noticed a wood duck, injured and unmoving. They paused in their journey to gather the bird, wrap it in the daughter’s coat and […]

Release. - The Best Part of Caring

Release. – The Best Part of Caring

Story & photos by Cheryl When release day comes round I always have a great feeling of apprehension. Are they ready? Have I done all I can to prepare them for life in the wild? Will they survive out there? Once they are out though, and you see them flying, hopping or climbing about, it’s […]

Motorists urged to look out for roaming echidnas

Motorists urged to look out for roaming echidnas

This winter, the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are urging all motorists to keep a look out for roaming echidnas. Winter is their breeding season, and it’s this time of year when they’ll be regularly seen trying to cross roads in search of a mate. Echidnas are rarely seen any other time of year. They don’t […]

Lorikeets take advantage of recent flowering

Lorikeets take advantage of recent flowering

The few millimetres of rain we have received in recent weeks, has been enough to encourage many of the Shire’s native trees to flower. These trees are an important source of food for the local lorikeet population, providing them with both nectar and pollen. This area is home to two species of lorikeet: the Rainbow […]

Bats. Protect Them or Lose Them.

Do people ever have the right to wage war against another species? In the state of Queensland, vulnerable flying foxes are under assault. Threatened even in their maternity colonies – where the pups are born and raised with care to flying age –these vegetarian native mega bats are now being pushed towards extinction. Flying foxes […]

Want to make a difference? Look no further than your own pet cat.

Want to make a difference? Look no further than your own pet cat.

A roaming pet cat was to blame for the death of an adult Squirrel Glider. Unfortunately, it’s a regular occurrence for wildlife carers to rescue native animals that have been attacked by domestic pets. Often their injuries are so severe that they do not survive, as was the case for the rescued Squirrel Glider, which […]

Storm Season

Storm Season

Look out for injured wildlife after summer storms! Now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s the start of the summer storm season. Each summer, thunderstorms lash the Northern Rivers. But it’s not just humans who are badly affected by storm damage; wildlife can also lose their homes, have problems finding food or be […]

Facebook comes to the aid of injured echidna

Facebook comes to the aid of injured echidna

Adapted from an article written by Chrisy Clay for the Ballina Shire Advocate. The social networking site, Facebook, has shown its value to local wildlife by helping to identify a badly injured echidna in need of aid. Last month a Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers’(NRWC) Facebook follower sent the organisation some photos of a young echidna […]

Tim Pearson at the TEDx conference in Canberra

Tim Pearson at the TEDx conference in Canberra

Tim Pearson dedicates his time to researching one of Australia’s great unsung ecological heroes – the Flying Fox. In this touching and illuminating talk, Tim argues that we should give them superstar status, and care more about these creatures and the vital work they do. It’s a very informative and entertaining presentation, make sure you […]