10 November 2013
October Eco Challenge WINNER
By: Tanya Minotti
Tanya Minotti completed the Sustainababy October Eco Challenge to help Australia’s Native Wildlife. This is the story of her journey...........
During October I adopted a “little penguin” Backyard Buddy from The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. Our Backyard Buddy is roughly the same size as a live “little penguin” and it came with a fact sheet and adoption certificate. I gave our little penguin to my 8 year old daughter.
Little penguins were once quite common. Their choice of habitat means they live in close proximity to humans, which has caused their numbers to diminish. Adopting a Backyard Buddy for a cost helps The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife raise funds to assist many species, such as the little penguin, who struggle to compete for the same habitat as humans.
To help our native wildlife in an ongoing capacity I also completed a one-day basic rescue and transport volunteer course through Wildlife Victoria. I passed the assessment and am now awaiting my first call out as a Wildlife Victoria volunteer. My job will involved rescuing injured wildlife that members of the public notify Wildlife Victoria about, taking the animal to a vet or a wildlife carer for rehabilitation and releasing them back into their habitat. I am looking forward to this new challenge!
Congratulations Tanya! We love the fact that you have not only educated your daughter in the importance of conserving little penguins but you’ve taken the eco challenge further than the month of October by training as a wildlife rescue and transport volunteer. Well done! You have won the Formosa Design organic cotton and hemp "Black Cockatoo" Cross Body Fold Bag valued at $119 for your efforts!
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