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Tropical North Queensland is home to a diverse range of native wildlife. All native wildlife is protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to order to conserve Australia’s wealth of biodiversity. Some threatened species are afforded more stringent protection under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
With this wealth of wildlife all around us it is inevitable that wildlife and humans will interact. Sometimes this interaction may involve becoming annoyed with the presence of an animal or group of animals due to the noise or smell. Other interactions may involve finding an injured or orphaned animal. If you find injured or orphaned wildlife that needs care please contact one of the carers, snake removers or organisations listed below.
|Name and Area||Species Handled||Contact Number|
|Dianne Biddle||Birds||0417 000 275|
|Tracey Stoddart (Forrest Beach)||Kangaroos, wallabies, possums, gliders, echidnas, flying foxes, birds and reptiles||0410 279 911 or (07) 4777 8785|
|Brandie Beck (Long Pocket)||Kangaroos, wallabies, possums, gliders, gliders, echidnas, birds (not flying foxes or reptiles)||0477 199 758|
|Caroline Kane (Stone River)||Snake remover (non-venomous only)||0458 764 665|
|Greg Shannon||Snake/Reptile remover. After hours only for non-Council facilities||(07) 4776 4779 or 0429 173 640|
|North Queensland Wildlife Care Inc.||All wildlife||0414 717 374|
|Department of Environment and Heritage Protection||Wildlife incidents, sick, injured orphaned cassowaries and crocodile sightings.||
1300 130 372
|RSPCA Wildlife Emergencies||All wildlife||1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)|