On This DayAustralia
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 (24/2010)
Commemorative Issue: Wildlife Caring: Rescue to Release
Stamp Collecting Month 2010 is focused on wildlife caring,
introducing children to the important work that an army of volunteers
undertake everyday. The release of this issue coincides with Wildlife
Awareness Month, which aims to raise public consciousness of
wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
Australia has no national organisation for responding to wildlife
emergencies. But many independent associations have been
established nationwide. They are of varying size and sophistication,
and typically operate thanks mainly to their dedicated volunteer
members. Two of the largest are Wildlife Victoria and, in NSW, WIRES
(Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service).
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