23 Jan HABITS FOR HABITAT
Gladstone Wildlife has been educating the community on how to protect our native wildlife through their Habits for Habitat program. Following the success of the program in 2018 the team are excited to continue to spread the message of caring for our region’s native wildlife in 2019.
The Gladstone Wildlife’s organisation partnered with Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) and Rio Tinto Yarwun with a goal to share the importance of caring for injured wildlife and to highlight the critical role we all play to make sure our local habitats stay safe in our region.
The practical education program was delivered to over 30 local schools, events and organisations throughout 2018 through informative presentations and hands-on interactions with native wildlife.
ProGram coordinator, Jodi Jones said, “Gladstone Wildlife has had an amazing year with Habits for Habitat. We have achieved a great deal in 12 months with the program and development of resources and look forward to achieving more in 2019. Thanks to our sponsors Rio Tinto Yarwun and Queensland Alumina Limited we have been able to deliver an extensive program reaching over 8000 people.”
In addition to the Habits for Habitat program Gladstone Wildlife receives more than 1500 wildlife rescue calls in the Gladstone region every year.
QAL general manager Mike Dunstan said, “The Habits for Habitat program is a great way to share the importance of caring for our local wildlife with the next generation in a fun and educational way. Programs like this are key to ensure environmental sustainability in our local community and QAL is proud to support the Habits for Habitat program again in 2019.”
Want to find out more? The Habits for Habitat program is a free program and open to bookings for 2019 and can be booked by contacting Gladstone Wildlife firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0427 106 803