Wild about fauna
WILDLIFE lovers are being asked to help secure the future of WA’s native critters.
Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences has partnered with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council to develop a Healthy Wildlife, Healthy Lives program to improve native animal wellbeing.
Supported by a $200,000 grant from Lotterywest, volunteer groups Native Animal Rescue, Kanyana and the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the program aims to find the best, low-cost way to educate people about the way to interact with wildlife and the benefits of being in the natural world.
Residents of Belmont can play a part by volunteering or completing an online survey about their relationship with the birds and beasts in their back yard.
The program is part of the One Health Initiative, a global strategy aiming to protect and save wildlife through increased collaboration between disciplines responsible for research, education and health care. For more visit www.emrc.org.au/healthwildlife.