This project wouldn’t be nearly as successful, if it wasn’t for the incredible team. Their passion, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and the way they all conduct themselves, is inspiring.
A wallaby relocation as such has never been performed before so we’ve essentially “started from scratch”. Of course we’ve tried our best to collate as much scientific research as possible as a basis but really, we’ve learnt much more from being in the field. Our procedures are strengthened almost every single session as we’re constantly learning and evolving. Every team member has come up with brilliant ideas and strategies, it’s almost mind-blowing to see how far we’ve come in such a short time!
The Agile Project wouldn’t be where it is today without it’s dedicated Volunteers. These are all people from all walks of life, all ages, all backgrounds… that have united for the love of wildlife! Thank you for putting in the hard work to make this possible! Also can’t wait to meet any future volunteers who want to join our team (stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on how).
We also wanted to thank Biosphere Environmental Consultants for the training and assitance they’ve provided so far. Looking forward to some more exciting work in the future too!
Some quotes from TAP’s Relocation Volunteers on their experience so far:
“It is wonderful to be a part of such a groundbreaking wildlife relocation. We have learned so much, and when we are finished, the Agile Project’s protocols will be the new Best Practice for future Macropod relocations. Shai Ager’s resolute determination to make this event a reality has been incredible to witness. Well done Shai, and congratulations” – Steve Jackson
“This is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever been involved with. I’ve met some amazing people and seeing the wallabies bounce off to a better life is incredible and definitely worth all the early starts” – Alyce Wilson
“Starting at the most ridiculous hour of the morning I always knew it would be difficult, but being able to contribute towards a project as special as this relocation really makes it worth it. Time after time when we set traps, and tactically retrieve the wallabies, I found myself enamoured by the problem solving and teamwork that became involved, and was constantly impressed by how quickly we learned, adapted and operated well together. It has been a really rewarding experience so far because of how successful it has felt to me to have been going” – Daniel Sait