Today is World Turtle Day and Yarra is one lucky turtle: she swallowed a huge fish hook discarded by a fisherman but, following emergency surgery at Healesville Sanctuary, her prognosis is looking good.
Victoria’s marine wildlife had more help on hand than ever before this summer, with the newly-established AGL Marine Response Unit saving five seals from potentially fatal entanglement and assisting with more than 200 calls about marine wildlife in trouble.
Zoos Victoria has welcomed a move by Ferrero, makers of Nutella and Kinder, to shift their entire supply chain to 100 per cent Certified Sustainable, traceable palm oil by 2014, one year sooner than their original commitment.
For the next fortnight, Dan Harley Threatened Species Biologist at Healesville Sanctuary will be part of a team monitoring the last lowland population of Leadbeater’s Possum at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in conjunction with Parks Victoria as part of the annual population monitoring which has taken place since 1996.
Zoos Victoria is deeply saddened by the news Ltadamwa Lordargos, a scout from Melako Community Conservancy, lost his life in an exchange of gun fire with heavily armed cattle raiders in Kenya on Sunday 11 May.
This week is not only the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, it’s also the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, a passionate volunteer group that has been working together with the threatened species team at Healesville Sanctuary to save this beautiful but critically endangered bird from extinction.