Please Save Our Wallabies
Over the past several days there have been strange Agile Wallaby deaths in Cairns, Northern Beaches. We’re yet to see the toxicology results but we’ll inform everyone of them, as soon as they come in. We’ve now had 45 dead wallabies, mostly adults but also some joeys. Due to the high number of deaths, 7 joeys have come into care after The Agile Project’s Volunteers rescued them from their dead mother’s pouch. This is on top of the 5 joeys that our group currently had in care. As we’re a non-profit community incorporation, we try and raise funds to help our Wildlife Carers rehabilitate these orphaned joeys. The equipment and food for Pinkie’s (small joeys that haven’t furred yet) cost around $1000 before they are old enough to release back into the wild. If you would like to help our Carers, any donations would be GRATEFULLY appreciated.
REPORT A DEAD, INJURED OR ORPHANED JOEY, PLEASE CALL 0467 022 358 IMMEDIATELY AND WE’LL SEND SOMEONE OUT TO ASSIST.
WELCOME TO THE AGILE PROJECT
Local and innocent Agile Wallabies in Trinity Beach, Cairns, have been forced out of their original habitat from development in the area. Populations have crowded in the remaining neighbouring properties/sporting precincts as they struggle to survive in the minimal space they have left. Our volunteers have attended more than 300 dead or injured wallabies in the past 6 months. This mortality rate, is not natural. Car strikes are the predominant cause of death, alongside dog attacks.
Established in 2017 by Ecologist Shai Ager, The Agile Project is a non-profit incorporation which aims to protect and conserve the Agile Wallabies on the Northern Beaches, Cairns.
We have a group of volunteers who attend wallaby rescues and help care, raise and rehabilitate orphaned joey’s. If you come across a dead, injured or orphaned joey, please call 0467022358 immediately and we’ll send someone out to assist. Joey’s can survive in the pouch even after it’s mother has been hit by a car, so it’s always important to either stop and check (see demonstrations) or call a Wildlife Carer ASAP. We often offer free training session for people who want to learn how to check a pouch and/or become a Wildlife Carer/Rescuer, so make sure to follow our Facebook page to stay updated. Training is usually hosted at the Trinity Beach Community Hall.
Our volunteers are the heart and soul of The Agile Project. Without their tireless support, involvement and passion for the cause; we simply wouldn’t be able to make the change in the community that we’re aiming for or what we’ve achieved so far. Duties include wallaby rescues, rehabilitation, fund raising, and educating the public about the need for conservation.