Episodes

May 13, 2021

S2E2 One Animal at a Time: Bats - flying friends or furry foe?

Bats are a keystone species on the east coast of Australia, with a critical role to play in maintaining our diverse flora, and keeping our forests healthy. They’re also misunderstood and feared as carriers and spreaders of zo...

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May 13, 2021

S2E3 One Animal at a Time: Koalas - taking care of an icon at risk

On Sydney's suburban fringes, Koalas are having a resurgence - and this is great news. But it is happening right where the slow crawl of urban development is encroaching on their habitat. Meanwhile on the Liverpool Plains, a ...

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May 13, 2021

S2E4 One Animal at a Time: Raptors - recovery and release from higher ground

In this episode we visit Higher Ground Raptor Centre - the most significant raptor rehabilitation centre in Australia. Peggy McDonald is a national treasure and she talks intimately about her home and work. In Australia, 13 o...

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May 13, 2021

S2E5 One Animal at a Time: Vets - the unsung wildlife heroes

In this episode we are near Braidwood in the Southern Highlands of NSW, visiting Dr Howard Ralph and his team who run the Southern Cross Wildlife Hospital. Dr Ralph is one of few wildlife specialist vets in the state. This cl...

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May 11, 2021

S2E1 One Animal at a Time: Animal Analysis - exploring how wildlife rehabilitation volunteers contribute to conservation

Data collected by NSW National Parks & Wildlife over recent years is revealing the tremendous results of wildlife rehabilitator efforts - with nearly 700 species and 85,000 individuals being rescued a year. This rescue data (...

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May 30, 2020

S1E1 Caring for Carers: Catastrophic Events - when the pressure is on and what to do afterwards

Catastrophic events are all too frequent - flood and fire all take their toll on wildlife and wildlife carers are always there to pick up the pieces. So how do we best recover and look after ourselves, and our animals, after ...

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May 30, 2020

S1E2 Caring for Carers: Climate Change - the grief we feel

Each single animal we rescue takes hours, days, weeks and months of care. But the big picture remains grim. How can we take care of ourselves as climate warriors and climate worriers? We speak with: Dr Ros Irwin, a veteran ca...

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May 30, 2020

S1E3 Caring for Carers: Personal Care - looking after yourself in order to better look after others

Wildlife care is 24/7 as we all know. So how do we make time for ourselves, and what can we do to ensure we remain well, and are able to keep caring? Guests: Suzy Nethercott-Watson, a carer for 20 years, and the director of T...

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May 30, 2020

S1E4 Caring for Carers: Community Conflict - when all the good will goes bad

The pressures are great, so what happens when we stop getting along? We consider conflict - from individual, to in the group, to with the larger community and how wildlife volunteers can build and maintain positive and suppor...

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May 30, 2020

S1E5 Caring for Carers: Supporting Others - looking after our carer friends

We're all in this together - so how best to support and encourage our fellow wildlife volunteers when they struggle? Guests: Tilly Gray, wildlife carer who loves all animals (humans included!) and is currently working on “The...

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