NATIVE FAUNA RECOVERY

Australia’s bushfire crisis during 2019 placed an enormous toll on wildlife, with huge numbers of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and other species killed.

Ecologist Chris Dickman from the University of Sydney estimated that more than a billion animals have died around the country- a figure that excludes fish, frogs, bats and insects.

To assist with the impacts of the fire across the Coffs Harbour local government area and future effects of drought, the Prosper Coffs Harbour Environmental Trust has established the ‘Native Fauna Disaster Recovery Project’. This project will include working with the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to install watering stations on fire affected properties, installing nesting boxes for various bird species and a food drive for wildlife.

Find out more about these initiatives below or contact Prosper Coffs Harbour on admin@prospercoffs.org.au.

Blinky Drinker Watering Stations

In an effort to support our native wildlife on the Coffs Coast, the Prosper Coffs Environmental Trust has worked to secure a donation of three watering stations from the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. These water stations, affectionately known as ‘Blinky Drinkers’ will play a key role in the recovery efforts of our native wildlife, providing up to 200 litres of water per station in fire ravaged areas.

The Blinky Drinkers will be installed across properties in the Nana Glen area that were hit hard by the recent bushfires. The Nana Glen Landcare group will play a significant role in this project, assisting with their installation and ongoing maintenance.

Native fauna food drive

The Coffs Harbour Protection of the Environment Trust will be running a 2 month Food Drive from 24 Feb 2020, to assist the Nana Glen Landcare Group support wildlife in fire affected areas. The food drive will help the long term survival of the faunal population, as the area takes time to regenerate and produce enough food for wildlife.

The Nana Glen Landcare group have been distributing food for wildlife since the November 2019 fires every second day. The Food Drive will ensure this community group will be able to continue this important work.

A donation tub will be located at Coffs Harbour City Council Building in the customer service area for the community to donate to.

We would love to receive food donations of:

  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Sweet potato
  • Wild bird seed
  • Goat pellets for small mammals

For any further information, please contact Melissa Nunn at Prosper Coffs Harbour on admin@prospercoffs.org.au.

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