WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief & Recovery Grants Program
The Landcare Australia and WIRES partnership is all about implementing immediate response, recovery and resilience building projects for wildlife in bushfire and drought impacted communities across Australia.
The grants program will provide networks and groups additional support to coordinate and fund projects to maximise the impact of their contribution to recovery efforts and strengthen outcomes for wildlife.
Improved outcomes for wildlife following devastating bushfires and drought across Australia, aligned with key government response priorities
Local communities supported to undertake priority short to medium-term wildlife support and associated habitat rehabilitation projects
NOTE: funding through this grants program is not available for pest animal control.
If you have a proposed activity that is not listed in the above list you must be able to demonstrate the need for the activity and the expected outcome relating to wildlife recovery, post bushfire and/or in drought-impacted areas.
A full copy of the Guidelines and Criteria is available HERE.
Please see WIRES webpage to see how wildlife carers can manage COVID-19 restrictions.
National Tree Day Events in Parkes and Forbes Shires
We are looking forward to hosting National Tree Day events on 1 & 2 August. Obviously, we will be guided by any restrictions that are in place, but given that we can socially distance while planting trees and it would really be a wonderful opportunity to be part of a community event, we are looking forward to providing more details in the weeks ahead.
Looking At Landcare in Hiatus
We look forward to the Parkes and Forbes papers recommencing in a couple of months. Since our last newsletter, the following articles were published. Click the links below to check them out. Note that our Tree Project EOI has closed and I look forward to providing an update on the Rural Women's Gathering in the next newsletter.
Meeting Suspension and Temporary Office Closure As many of you would know, due to COVID-19 restrictions our office has been closed and face-to-face meetings suspended. We usually take a break during sowing (which fortunately is possible this year). We will advise when we are operating as normal (a new normal) again.
National Landcare Conference Postponed The National Landcare Conference was scheduled this year for November 11 to 13. Due to COVID-19, the National Landcare Conference Steering Committee have announced the conference will now take place on March 10 to 12, 2021. The committee would like to take this opportunity to extend the deadline for the Call for Abstracts to July 1.
Wednesday July 1, 2020
Call for Abstracts new closing date
Wednesday 2 September, 2020
Launch conference program with early bird tickets
Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 March, 2021
National Landcare Conference
Thursday 11 March, 2021
National Landcare Awards
Submissions are being sought for the four conference streams: Sustainable Agriculture: Innovation and technology, soil health, adaptation to climate change, integrating productivity and conservation. Environment & Climate Change: How to encourage individuals to take positive action to mitigate climate change with Landcare? Community Partnerships in Action: Building community capacity and resilience, communication and storytelling, volunteering, partnerships, building and sharing knowledge. Landcare Impact: Landscape, biodiversity, community resilience, mental and physical health of individuals, community wellbeing, agriculture productivity, economy.