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The Agile Project - Save Our Wallabies

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Over the past several days there have been strange Agile Wallaby deaths in Cairns, Northern Beaches. We’re yet to see the toxicology results but we’ll inform everyone of them, as soon as they come in. We’ve now had 45 dead wallabies, mostly adults but also some joeys. Due to the high number of deaths, 7 joeys have come into care after The Agile Project’s Volunteers rescued them from their dead mother’s pouch. This is on top of the 5 joeys that our group currently had in care. As we’re a non-profit community incorporation, we try and raise funds to help our Wildlife Carers rehabilitate these orphaned joeys. The equipment and food for Pinkie’s (small joeys that haven’t furred yet) cost around $1000 before they are old enough to release back into the wild. If you would like to help our Carers, any donations would be GRATEFULLY appreciated. We’d also like help naming the babies we have in care, so feel free to make suggestions! We’re after 5 more names. For the past two years, we’ve also been trying to obtain a permit to have the wallabies relocated. The Agile Project is currently in a Court Case, taking on State Government because they won’t allow a relocation of these macropods. Our group has offered to perform this relocation at absolutely no cost to State Government as we believe we will be able to raise the funds required. A relocation is the only viable solution and has many experts on board, such as Ecologists, Vets (specialising in Native Species), Botanists, Wildlife Specialists and Zoologists. Culling will not be accepted by our community as our residents do not want to see these innocent animals slaughtered by the hundreds. The “do nothing” approach is obviously not working either as we’ve had over 500 dead by car strikes in the past 14 months. The past several days is also an obvious reason as to why the “do nothing” approach is cruel. Wildlife Carers are saying Cairns is currently one of the worst places in Australia for macropod deaths. We’re supposed to be a place of rich biodiversity and high sustainability… We would REALLY appreciate any donations, as they will not only go towards helping us raise the orphans, but also towards fighting to save the wallabies and get them relocated. We’re needing approximately four thousand dollars to pay the experts for their time during court + time spent working on the relocation Joint Expert Report. If we get this through, it’ll be the first large-scale macropod in Queensland and third in Australia. It will help set a precedent on how to manage our beloved National Icons. We must chose RELOCATION instead of CULLING. Thank you all for your support. We will post an update about the toxicology on our facebook page here: to articles from the past few days:


Shai Ager
Clifton Beach QLD

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