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WILDLIFE EDUCATOR WINS IFAW ACTION AWARD
When: Tuesday 2 October, 12.00 pm
Where: Hotel Canobolas, 248 Summer Street, Orange
Linda Dennis of Fourth Crossing Wildlife has been recognized for her contribution
to animal welfare by being awarded the IFAW Action Award for education.
award will be presented today as part of Animal Action Week by IFAW Asia Pacific
Director, Mick McIntyre.
knowledge and understanding of our native wildlife is vital for the provision
of the best care for injured animals. Linda Dennis has been recognized for her
dedication to conservation and her contribution to wildlife care education," Mr
In 2003 Linda established a website (www.fourthcrossingwildlife.com) to provide
information to wildlife carers throughout Australia and the world so that native
animals receive the best possible care during all stages of rehabilitation.
Fauna First Aid was developed by Linda in 2004. Sponsored by Australian Geographic
in 2005 this Wildlife Lecture Program is used to teach veterinary nurse students
at TAFE on the safe care of native animals while in surgery. It is also used for
teaching community groups, school children and the public on wildlife awareness,
rescue, housing and short term care of native animals.
the past eight years Linda set up Fourth Crossing Wildlife near Orange in NSW,
which has become an officially designated Wildlife Refuge and the site for the
successful release of many rescued and rehabilitated native animals, including
wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and birds.
is one of five animal heroes across Australia to receive this IFAW accolade, which
recognises people's outstanding work with wild or domestic animals.
winners have been chosen after IFAW called for Australia-wide nominations from
friends, family and work colleagues of people who do exceptional work with wild
or domestic animals.
hope that by highlighting some of these exceptional people more Australians will
acknowledge and respect the important part that animals play in our global world,"
Mr McIntyre said.
Animal Action Week is in its fifteenth year and takes place in 15 countries around
the world. More than 1000 schools in Australia will be taking part this year,
using specially designed IFAW education materials focusing on Emergency Relief
for further information.
with Linda Dennis and other media enquiries:
Erin Schrieber, IFAW Communications
Officer, '(02) 9288 4993, or '0437
414 329, email@example.com
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Animal Welfare and Action Award
in Linda's local paper - the Central Western Daily