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This is Liz

Liz is a Senior Veterinary Nurse who helped many koalas during the Australian bushfires during 2019–2020. She is working to take care of sick and injured animals so they can be released back into the wild.

With your help

Liz can continue to attend for the koalas in their care, and especially cover their expensive feeding habits.

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Sydney, Australia

Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Liz Arthur

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Why care

Human contact is threatening the wild animals in Australia, putting them at risk of getting injured in traffic or getting attacked by pets. But human activity on a larger scale is taking its toll too as wild animals are affected by environmental pollution, risk getting entangled in plastic and losing their homes because of habitat loss.

Impacter in action

Their work

Liz is Senior Veterinary Nurse at the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital, where she focuses on koalas and other mammals, birds, reptiles and even frogs.

  • Helps sick and injured native animals by giving them professional care and attention during the treatment and rehabilitation process to make sure they can be released back into the wild.

  • In the koala rehabilitation and release project koalas are admitted to the hospital, given expert care and treatment, and housed during their recovery before being released.

  • 1,400 wild animals brought in by the public are given medical care at the wildlife hospital every year.


Achievements

  • Helped rescued 12 koalas from a national park before the Australian bushfires came to the area.

  • In 100 years Taronga has evolved from a location of entertainment to a mature conservation and education hub.


Sustainable development goals
SDG 15 Life on Land

The mission

Liz and Taronga Conservation Society are on a mission to, as leaders in conservation, protect wildlife and empower people to secure a sustainable future for our planet.

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