Big grant for wildlife conservation work

MLA David Templeman with a Mandurah Wildlife volunteer.
MLA David Templeman with a Mandurah Wildlife volunteer.

MANDURAH Wildlife Rescue has received a financial boost to continue their environmental outreach work.

The Lotterywest grant of $58,714 has allowed the organisation to re-purpose a trailer and buy a new vehicle which will help in their work educating the community on important wildlife and environmental conservation issues.

Mandurah Wildlife board chair Kim Low said education was vital to conservation works.

“This year we are focusing on supporting and monitoring critically endangered western ring tail possums and the public’s understanding and involvement of the plight of this species is a vital part of the education we undertake,” she said.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman, who presented the grant, said the organisation’s important work in the community needed to continue.

“It was fantastic to hear how this grant will allow Mandurah Wildlife to continue and expand their community outreach work,” he said.

“It was also great to hear from volunteers about their focus on supporting and protecting critically endangered western ring tail possums.

“I have followed the work of Mandurah Wildlife for many years and I am incredibly grateful for their continued work in our community.”