The Project

The Wildlife Heroes project commenced by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in NSW 2019 to support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation volunteers across Australia.

The four year project was developed in conjunction with the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service through its Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

Through the generous support of the Commonwealth Government, we are now able to extend the Wildlife Heroes Emergency Response program nationally, offering grants and resources to wildlife volunteers Australia wide who are responding to emergencies including bushfire and heat stress.

What is Wildlife Heroes?

Caring For Our Carers

Wildlife rescue and care is a mentally and physically challenging job. Those that work in the sector witness animal suffering and death. Not every rescue has a happy ending.

Wildlife Heroes has partnered with the charity Two Green Threads to help care for the health of Australia’s 10,000+ wildlife carers. Two Green Threads is a registered charity with a mission ‘to empower and energise the lives of those that care for wildlife. Read More.

Listen to the Caring for Carers Podcast

Conference talk – Sharon Draper

As part of the 2021 Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife supported a talk by Psychologist and Director of The Conscious Project, Sharon Draper. In the talk, Sharon provided a psychological guide to living an eco-friendly life, covering the ways in which wildlife rehabilitation can take a toll mentally, and practices that can help to deal with and recover from the mental stresses of the role.

Funds & Grants

Select Your State.

Each state will be added as grants and resources become available.

Join our Facebook Group

Licensed wildlife volunteers are welcome to join our national Facebook noticeboard to stay up to date with grant, training and resources news.

Partners & Sponsors