By having some basic rescue knowledge, your children and friends can help animal rescuers. Ensuring an animal is correctly handled in the first hour before Animal Rescue arrives makes the difference in so many situations. Wildlife rescue 101 is a series to help everyone with that knowledge.
Our partners at Green Heroes have written and directed this wildlife conservation-themed short film series in collaboration with Animal Rescue Cooperative (ARC), WIRES, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Matt Barwick Films. We are grateful to the wonderful people from wildlife rescue and conservation organisations who have given their time, expertise and support to this project. Special thanks to Bats Qld, Habi-Tec, Landmark Environmental, LMS Outdoor Solutions, Regen Australia, Reptile Rehabilitation Qld, Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers, Wildcare Australia, Wild Rangers and to our sponsors, Bendigo Community Bank, Tugun and Rotary Club of Currumbin Coolangatta Tweed.
EPISODE 1 - BASIC WILDLIFE RESCUE
In this introductory episode, Green Heroes Founder Sarah Jantos and Junior Wild Defender Flynn Cairncross demonstrate how to prepare for and initiate a wildlife rescue.
EPISODE 2 - HELPING NATIVE BIRDS
Green Heroes Youth Ambassador Ruby Jay explains when and how to help native birds, which account for the majority of wildlife rescues in Australia.
EPISODE 3 - BRILLIANT BATS
Bats Qld Vice President Ashley Fraser discusses why flying foxes and microbats are so important to the ecosystem, and how we can all help to conserve and protect them.
EPISODE 4 - LIVING WITH KOALAS
Jasmine Rasmussen and Sam Longman from Wildcare Australia explain how the community can work together to protect one of Australia’s most iconic species.
EPISODE 5 - REMARKABLE REPTILES
Josh Noonan from Reptile Rehabilitation Queensland introduces some of Australia’s incredible native reptiles and explains what to do if you encounter one in the wild.
EPISODE 6 - FISHING LINES, HOOKS & DEBRIS
Jasmine Pereira and Michael Pyne from the veterinary team at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital discuss how the community can help to protect birds living on or near water.
EPISODE 7 - PRECIOUS POSSUMS
Green Heroes Youth Ambassador Noah Jay explains how we can help our backyard possums and follows the story of a common brushtail recovering from dermatitis.
EPISODE 8 - WILDLIFE CARERS OWN WORDS
This film features interviews with four dedicated wildlife carers, who share their stories and their hopes for Australia’s unique and incredible native wildlife.
EPISODE 7 - PRECIOUS POSSUMS
Bush regenerators Clive, Sam and Robbo, discuss how we can help native wildlife by providing natural foods, fresh water and shelter in our backyards.r
EPISODE 10 - DAY IN A WILDLIFE AMBULANCE
This film follows trauma carer Amy Wregg as she goes about her day in the WIRES/Currumbin Wildlife Hospital ambulance.
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The Animal Rescue Cooperative and Green Heroes made this project to share with Wildlife Rescue groups, Educators and anyone dealing with animal support. This is designed so anyone from child to adult can know the basics of rescue.