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What you can do to help
There is plenty you can do to help look after our native animals. Below are some practical tips that can make a big difference.
- Get to know the native animals in your area and how to identify them. There are many great tools and links available on FBA’s resources page.
- Reduce threats to wildlife by removing weeds, controlling introduced animals (e.g. feral pigs, cats, dogs and foxes) and keeping pet dogs and cats inside (do not allow them to roam outside at night).
- Become familiar with National legislation, policies and programs and State legislation that protect our native animals, and help others to understand their importance.
- If moving native animals for any reason, know the regulations and ask for help to make sound decisions about your activities (for example there are strict rules around, removing native wildlife, recreational fishing and trading native animals).
- When you’re out and about, stay on designated roads, tracks and walkways (driving off track can injure animals and destroy their homes).
- Support a Wildlife rescue or care group near you to help sick or injured native animals.
- Report and care for sick and injured wildlife – make sure your safety comes first.
- Join a local community group, or volunteer to help protect and restore native animal habitat, or become a wildlife carer.
- Turn your home garden into a small wildlife sanctuary by including watering points and native plants they like (when buying new plants for your garden, try and source local natives – your local Council is a good place to start).