lumholtz tree kangaroo

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Christmas comes early for wildlife and conservation charities

The North Queensland Wildlife Trust has been spreading joy this Christmas season by donating to four wildlife and conservation charities.

The North Queensland Wildlife Trust was established by Peter and Angela Freeman over 20 years ago to support local wildlife carers, environmental rehabilitation and preservation projects together with supporting conservation related research.

The Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre rescues and cares for endangered tree kangaroos

A Snout Orchid (Dienia ophrydis) at Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road

The Climbing Pandan, a Threatened species, at Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road

The pool of $20,00 will be shared between four worthy charities. The Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre in Malanda will receive $5,000, which will assist owner Dr Karen Coombines in funding a “Casual Animal Attendant Level 3” to help for the rescue and caring of endangered Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos.

$5,000 will be donated to to support the acquisition and rehabilitation of Daintree Rainforest.  The money will be used towards fundraising efforts to purchase back Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road, which is a habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary.

A Southern Cassowary on Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road

Koala joey at Magnetic Island Koala Hospital Ltd

Rainforest Rescue will also receive $5,000 to contribute funding for the acquisition of Lot 41 (Licuala Rainforest Sanctuary) in the Daintree Rainforest.  This property is located on the southern side of the Alexandra range bordering the Daintree National Park. It is a large ‘missing piece’ in the Cape Kimberly Wildlife Corridor.

The final charity is the Magnetic Island Koala Hospital Ltd. The money will support the provision of gold standard veterinary medicines for the annual intake of Koala patients and also fund necropsies where needed to guide treatment decisions.

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