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Thank you for caring for our wildlife! Wildlife Queensland is not a wildlife rescue or care organisation. We are happy to connect you with the following services and support.

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Urban backyards and places where people live have structures for human convenience and safety. But these structures may be inconvenient and unsafe for wildlife. Read these tips to make pools, fences and roadsides more fauna friendly. Note: When adapting or modifying fences, you must comply with local authority bylaws and the Dividing Fences Act 1991. …

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I’ve got possums in my roof – how can I rehouse them? What’s the best type of fencing to have near a flying fox colony? Should I feed the birds in my yard? What’s the best type of tree to hang a nestbox on? How can I train to be a wildlife carer? Living with wildlife …

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Think before you cut or prune a tree – an animal may rely on that tree for food or shelter.   Do I need to remove the tree? If the tree is unsafe or poses a threat to people or structures, and no cost-effective remedy is possible, then remove the tree. Are you just taking …

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Humans love feeding wildlife – but it is it a good idea? Up to 40 per cent of all urban households feed backyard wildlife. But is this a good idea for animals and birds – or people? For and against: Debate rages about the rights and wrongs of feeding backyard wildlife. Wildlife Queensland, does not …

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Did you know? There are estimated to be around 400 species of Australian fauna that use tree hollows. It takes more than 100 years for eucalypts to develop hollows suitable for occupancy by vertebrates. Conserving wildlife in your backyard can be fun and easy. Help wildlife – build a nestbox Install a nest box! Natural …

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