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Wildlife Emergency Assistance Workshop

August 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Wildlife Emergency Assistance Workshop with Tracy Burgess

Learn introductory principles of emergency wildlife assistance. The workshop will provide:

– an overview of species most commonly found in the Blue Mountains;

– information about what to do if you are a first responder for injured wildlife, including a kit that you can keep in your car;

– best practice for reducing the chance of causing injuries to wildlife in your house and garden;

– how you can provide shelter for wildlife in your garden;

– and how to support wildlife during extreme weather events and bushfire seasons.

Tracy Burgess has been volunteering with WIRES since 2016. In addition to doing 650-750 rescues each year, she is the Blue Mountains Branch Coordinator and Team Leader for the Emergency Management Team, which responds to native animal issues arising from fires, floods, and other extreme weather events. She keeps two rooms of her house as a wildlife hospital, with cages and aviaries in the garden.

You can find more information about WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service) here.

No experience necessary.

This workshop is part of a series that share solutions for strengthening community, healing Country and restoring the health of our planet to reduce future disaster risk. For a full list of our workshops, see our program page.
There is no fee for participation in this workshop, but we do require that you register by Wednesday 23rd August.
To register, contact Cymbeline at cbuhlerking@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on 0473 882 868.
These workshops are being produced as part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health, supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.


August 26, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Planetary Health Precinct
33-39 Acacia Street
KATOOMBA, NSW 2780 Australia
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