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To support Northern New South Wales’ rapidly declining Koala population, FNPW awarded a grant to Friends of the Koala Inc to expand its East Lismore nursery by 80,000 trees for the food and shelter of Australia’s koala population.

The grant awarded to Friends of the Koala Inc. will extend the capacity of its current nursery to plant a total of 100,000 trees per year. This will be a major step in supporting the recovery of New South Wales’ North Coast and the Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage Area, of which 50% was devastated by the fires, destroying the habitats of thousands of native animals.
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The Sydney Morning Herald

Before the Black Summer fires savaged Australia’s landscapes there were signs that some populations of koalas were beginning to stabilise after years of terrible decline.

Up to a third of the surviving population was killed in the fires, and if trends continue the WWF predicts the animal will be extinct in the state by 2050.

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, in partnership with Friends of the Koala Inc, L'occitane and One Tree Planted, launched an expansion of the charity’s tree planting efforts.

On a warm wet morning, the volunteers showed off neat ranks of over 25,000 saplings, ready to be planted in fire-ravaged habitats. With the extra funding, they will produce another 240,000 feed and habitat trees over the next three years and expand the adjoining koala hospital, which already receives up to 400 patients a year.
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The Daily Telegraph

Veterinarians will be able to access better training in order to prepare them for future disasters, following the hundreds of thousands of wildlife deaths during the Black Summer bushfires.

In NSW alone, a minimum of $1.8 million of free vet services are administered to wildlife each year, with this figure estimated to be far greater following recent disasters.

Veterinarians report that many aspects of their formal education had not adequately prepared them for emergency wildlife care.

As a result, The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife is launching the Wildlife Friendly Vets program as part of its 'Wildlife Heroes' project, which aims to support wildlife volunteers around the country.
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The Newcastle Herald

A survey of Yengo National Park, Wollemi National Park and surrounding country has uncovered significant art and artefacts, including ochre fragments, grinding groove sites and stone arrangements. The survey, funded by FNPW, covered a total of 67 sites, the majority of which miraculously survived the devastating black summer bushfire season.

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife chief executive Ian Darbyshire said the survey was "an extremely important contribution to preserving our Indigenous heritage".

"We are committed to the ongoing protection of Aboriginal sites.

"Through grant funding, we can continue to support the work being done by passionate individuals and community."
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Byron Shire News

Wildlife Heroes Grant Funds Custom Built Recovery Avery For Apex Predators

Birds of prey injured and treated on the Northern Rivers will have a custom-built aviary to recover before they are released back into nature. Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital received a grant of $50,000 from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife to build the structure and save wildlife.

Founder vet Stephen Van Mill said the free-flight aviary will be located on land owned by the proprietors of Sea Peace, a subtropical forest on 368 acres of regenerated land in Ewingsdale.

"The facility will treat birds of prey, raptors - wedge-tailed eagles, hawks, owls and falcons," he said.
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Sustainability Further Podcast

1 year on from the 2019/20 Bushfires and Australia’s National Parks are rising from the ashes.

In this episode, Lottie Dalziel speaks with Ian Darbyshire, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife who not only have announced their plan to plant one million trees over the next five years but are working with communities to grow native flora and nurture animal species around Australia.
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The Sunday Telegraph

COLOUR IN TO HELP THE KOALAS

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, the charity partner for Australia's National Parks, is helping to rebuild the habitats of our native animals following last year's bushfire season by planting one million trees.

Did you know koalas can eat as much as 1kg of leaves a day? Koalas are also very territorial, living in small communities with their family and friends.

To help the koalas, FNPW and the Funday Telegraph are inviting you to help plant trees.
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Newcastle Live

Christmas Trees for Bushfire Recovery:
Give the gift of planting and maintaining a tree this Christmas for just $10

This Christmas, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), the charity partner of Australia’s National Parks, is calling for all Aussies to support its mission of planting one million trees in bushfire affected areas around Australia.

Earlier this month, FNPW, in conjunction with international non-profit, One Tree Planted and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE launched three bushfire recovery nurseries in NSW, ACT and SA to start the planting of native trees which will help recover habitats for critically affected species, including the Koala and Glossy Black Cockatoo.
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