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Young flying-foxes struggling due to a lack of food

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We are currently receiving an increased volume of calls about young flying-foxes needing help. The main locations of concern are in the east, inner west and Penrith areas of Sydney where there seems to be the most reports of animals in distress. read more

Give Plovers a little love and understanding

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Plover breeding season has started and our rescue line is receiving many calls from members of the community asking for swooping plovers to be relocated. Attempts have been made in the past to relocate the eggs and nests to a more suitable location - the parent birds rarely follow, resulting in abandonment. Relocation or removal of native eggs/nests requires a NPWS permit.
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