Fauna First Aid
In 2004 - after recognising a gaping hole in the area of public education relating to Australian wildlife - I established Fauna First Aid.
For several years I ran my short course Wildlife Awareness at Orange TAFE, teaching vet nurse students how to properly care for native animals in a veterinary care situation.
In 2005 I extended the program to include school age students with What to do with a Wiggling Wombat - highlighting the dangers involved in handling wild animals and to show what Mum & Dad, Grandma or Grandpa could do during short term care periods. And soon after, I opened Wildlife Awareness to all people wanting to learn more about our wonderful wildlife and how to properly care for them before releasing them back into the wild - zoo and sanctuary keepers and nurses, wildlife rescuers and rehabilitators, etc.
In June 2005 Fauna First Aid became a project sponsored by the Australian Geographic Society - a very humbling and proud moment. With such high profile backing I decided to take the plunge and move my wildlife seminars to the next level and so became A Guide to the Care of Bare-nosed Wombats and A Guide to the Care of Macropods.
Other prominant wildlife organisations have also recognised and support my work, including IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and AWS (the Australian Wildlife Society).
I have written many resources, brochures and information sheets on Australian wildlife, which can be found using the links below.