Environment Minister David Templeman today presented the Darling Range Wildlife Shelter with a $10,000 cheque from the State Government’s Community Grants Scheme.
“Darling Range Wildlife Shelter provides a safe haven for sick and injured wildlife. A band of very special people deliver hands-on care with the goal of returning these creatures to their natural habitat.
“They also provide important information to the community about what we should do if we find sick or injured wildlife.
“Their commitment and round-the-clock compassion is really worthy of our support, and our thanks.
“This grant will be used to build nest boxes, purchase materials and for veterinary expenses to ensure Darling Range Wildlife Shelter can keep on doing this crucial work.”
The Minister said the State Government was committed to supporting volunteer-based wildlife rescue and rehabilitation groups.
“We are committed to assisting grass-roots conservation groups and individuals through our Community Conservation Grants scheme,” he said.
The Community Conservation Grants Scheme is an annual scheme which assists conservation groups undertaking activities that benefit the environment and nature conservation.
Fauna rescue and rehabilitation grants are offered as part of the scheme, and these are offered to individuals or incorporated groups, who can generally receive small grants of $500 towards the costs of their animal rescue and rehabilitation activities.
A special allocation of some of the funds in 2008 has allowed a higher level of assistance to be provided to larger fauna rehabilitation groups to undertake more significant projects than is achievable under the normal grants program.
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