Animals burnt out and injured. Join the Wildlife feeding, rescue, care and release responses.

Sunday, 19 January 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Wallaby drinking from a bowl.

 We are in a terrible, fiery  climate emergency. Humans and animals are in crisis. 

We have seen at least a billion animals die [not including billions of insects. 

This number is rapidly rising  as animals face starvation in destroyed ecosystems where there is no food. 

 Responding to this on the front line of this are the wildlife rescue groups . 

 They have always been there caring for injured animas and orphans. 

Now they are  massively  mobilizing  to leave out food and for the animals in the burnt out forest and heal those that are injured.

Earth Matters brings you a glimpse of the life of  wildlife carer Belinda Hogarth _Boyd and plugs you into some  ideas and places where you too can help. 

Music :  Superb Wrens, Honeyeaters, Rufous Whistler, Olive backed Oriole from  'A Morning in the Australian Bush' album by Listening Earth"

This week's show is #1227 was produced by Bec Horridge


Despite the enormous devastation, the Government is taking a miserly approach to our iconic wildlife who have been decimated by bushfires.

Last week, I called on the PM to fund the treatment and rehabilitation of fire-affected wildlife. We’ve now pressured Scott Morrison into action, but his announcement today of a one-off $50 million for animals is just a drop in the ocean of what’s needed.

Can you join me in letting him know that simply isn’t good enough?

 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Helping animals in emergencies: has a good list of what foods different animals eat>

NSW list of licenced wildlife rehabilitation groups has lists of what to feed different animals and an app to find a free vet for injured animals

Victorian Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

Wildcare Queanbeyan, NSW, : - this is the homepage for our group based out of Queanbeyan, NSW.  The homepage elaborates on how people can assist with food drops and Food4Wildlife Program.  - Native Animal Rescue Group (NARG), this is a sister organisation in Braidwood, NSW.  - Wildlife Rescue South Coast , this is another sister organisation based on the south coast of NSW, Including the areas of Batemans Bay, and Moruya that have been heavily impacted by bushfires.  - NSW Wildlife Council, this is the peak body for 27 wildlife groups in NSW. 

Backyard buddies is an educational sites to raise awareness around Australian wildlife. This link in particular has a good plan on how to build possum box. 



Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation

How do I get started? Read WIRES Rescue and Immediate Care Course details for more course information and how to enrol.

Wombat Rescue ( specialises in the rescue operations of wombats hit by cars or shot and left to die and Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary ( is the largest bare nosed wombat sanctuary in Australia. We have partnered with a project in the Tallaganda Fire Area where we provide support feed and water to wildlife that survived the fire but are starving as there is no food source or any water left. We have been doing this for 11 weeks and counting. Will continue for probably the next 4-6 months

Wombatcare Bundanoon. Feed the wildlife fund.

 East Gippsland


More than one billion animals killed in Australian bushfires


Banner at Djab Wurrung Protection Embassy with Aboriginal colours says "always was, always will be" and grass in foreground
Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding, Bec Horridge and Nicky Stott.