Anyone over the age of 16 years who is interested in Australian native animals and has a responsible and caring attitude can become a FAWNA member.
Apart from caring for wildlife, FAWNA members can help in various ways such as:
- Publicity Fund raising
- Obtaining and washing blankets
- Transporting wildlife and equipment
- Administrative assistance
- Relocating of mammals and birds under threat or causing distress to the public to a suitable property
- Making of cages and possum boxes joey and possum pouches
If you have skills or interests that you think can benefit FAWNA then please do get in touch with one of the committee members click here.
If you would like to apply for membership please click here.
If you have found a dead or injured Western Ringtail Possum please report it - click here.
Nesting Boxes and Pouches
For anyone who has the time and nible fingers and would like to help out from home, making nesting boxes and/or pouches may be just the thing. If you would like to try your hand with sewn (not knitted) pouches and cotton sewn liners, links to the patterns can be found here and here. The pouches are lifesavers and are greatly appreciated as demonstrated by one of our happy recipients!
Annual Western Ringtail Tally - A community Ringtail Possum Count
The Western Ringtail Tally is an annual survey of ringtails over a four week period. The public are asked to record sightings of ringtails at least two evenings a week (possums may have several nesting places they use) and enter the data onto a Report Form that is submitted for counting. The Tally event aims to build a reliable set of observation data to improve knowledge about where these endangered ringtails are found and in what numbers. The Busselton-Dunsborough area is considered to be the last 'stronghold' for the Western Ringtail Possum.
2016 Tally dates: 18th April to 18th May
Frequently Asked Questions - click here.
Survey data sheet to complete - click here.