David Templeman

David Templeman

Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Peel

    $10,000 boost for Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

    14/07/2008 12:00 AM
     

    Environment Minister David Templeman today presented the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with a $10,000 cheque from the State Government’s Community Grants Scheme.

     

    “The work done here by the passionate volunteers at Kanyana is honestly awe-inspiring and I am so proud to be able to support them,” Mr Templeman said.

     

    “Their tireless work to rescue and rehabilitate animals goes a long way to securing the future of our unique native wildlife and we ought to applaud them.

     

    “Kanyana also plays an important role in educating the community about what we can do to protect our native fauna.

     

    “This grant will be used to carry out building upgrades and alterations to ensure they can continue to do this magnificent 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 that 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.

     

    Minister's office: 9220 5050