Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Aussie Ark declares NSW State of Emergency for wildlife

Aussie Ark declares NSW State of Emergency for wildlife
December 28, 2019

Wildlife Conservationist and Aussie Ark President, Tim Faulkner, declares native wildlife state of emergency for New South Wales due to the mass loss of wildlife currently being witnessed throughout the state.

2019 saw long-term environmental issues culminate into unimaginable conditions. Severe drought, catastrophic wildfires and unprecedented heat waves have triggered the devastating incineration of entire ecological communities.   

Home to more than one million species of plants and animals, Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world.

Aussie Ark President, Tim Faulkner believes “substantial investment has been seen by governments in fire-fighting, National Parks and the protection of private properties and infrastructure. This is where the focus has been. Nobody has declared a native wildlife crisis, yet that is exactly what it is – a native wildlife state of emergency. So much has been lost already and it won’t come back without help.”

Earlier this week, staff from Aussie Ark, along with staff from the Australian Reptile Park, were assessing drought and fire affected areas in the greater Barrington region. The results witnessed by staff were devastating.

The wildlife organisations had to relocate 50 endangered Hunter River turtles from dried up waterways. 10 platypus were found and transferred with five requiring veterinary care as they were unable to be released due to poor health conditions. The two organisations also monitored and provided food drops for Brush-tailed rock-wallabies and assessed the possibility emergency intervention for the critically endangered Manning River turtle.

Faulkner added “what is needed is a mass upscaling of initiatives and projects that directly impact WILD native wildlife. We need public and private partnerships, corporate, government and philanthropic groups, conservations groups along with the community to recognise the crisis and support organisations delivering results on the ground to our native wildlife.

“We need to rebuild. What is needed is a mass scale combined effort and it is needed now, not later. Many of the species affected were already at risk of extinction, such as Koalas, Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies, turtles, quolls and platypus. Entire populations and ecological communities have been entirely wiped off the face of the earth, some will never be what they once were.”

Faulkner notes “if I could have one New Year’s wish it would be that Australia steps up and addresses the native wildlife state of emergency and rebuild.”

As a not for profit organisation, Aussie Ark raises the necessary funds to continue its ambitious vision of providing a long-term future for Australia’s threatened wildlife. Investment allows for the construction of captive facilities and predator proof fencing on large wild sanctuaries. Aussie Ark is a registered environmental organisation and charitable institution under the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profit Commission. Aussie Ark has deductible gift recipient status (DGR status) and is registered for GST purposes.

More information at www.aussieark.org.au

Related Articles

27th December 2019 - Adelaide New Year’s Eve fireworks set to go ahead despite calls for cancellation

18th November 2019 - Aussie Ark calls for wildlife support during bushfires

21st August 2019 - Aussie Ark announces most successful breeding season for endangered Eastern quoll

2nd June 2019 - Taronga Zoo helps educate students on protection of endangered species

14th May 2019 - Aussie Ark plays key role in the release of endangered Eastern Quolls

16th March 2019 - Flatback Sea Turtles at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium help raise awareness of endangered marine life

28th January 2019 - Australian Reptile Park becomes first NSW zoo to receive an endangered numbat

21st January 2019 - Taronga Zoo to acknowledge critically endangered species on Australia Day

3rd January 2019 - Aussie Ark invites guest to view Australia’s most endangered species in wild environments

30th January 2018 - Research reveals how humans impact on wildlife movement

19th November 2016 - Central Melbourne’s trees need to adapt to climate change

27th June 2016 - Climate change a massive threat to global heritage and tourism

7th May 2016 - Great Barrier Reef tourism operators call for action to tackle climate change


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SYNERGY FITNESS

The Calgym/Synergy group has had a long and proud history since 1976 as world leaders in the innovation, design and evolution of commercial strength and conditioning equipment. The Synergy group was…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SUNBATHER

Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

QUAYCLEAN

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 

DEBITSUCCESS

Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Golf / Recreation

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business