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.
Hawkesbury nursery trees to help restore fire-affected bushland
Hawkesbury Community Nursery at Mulgrave has been chosen as one of three recipients of a Bushfire Recovery Nursery grant, made available by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife [FNPW], the charity partner of Australia's National Parks.
The grant will go to expanding the Mulgrave nursery's capacity to 45,000 trees, which will serve as a major step in supporting the recovery of Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the area was destroyed by the fires.
50 years of growing parks and saving species
Reflecting on the last 50 years, we have collectively achieved so many valuable milestones that have contributed to the overall biodiversity and expansion of our natural environments across Australia. It is our promise that moving forward, we will continue to build on this important work for generations to come. Thank you for your ongoing support.