Bat Rescue Inc. is a self-funded volunteer organisation whose members are permitted under Queensland's Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Established on the Sunshine Coast in 2002, Bat Rescue Inc. was South-East Queensland's only bat-specific care group. The aims of the organisation are:
- To provide education and information to the general public
- Active conservation of bats and their habitat
- The promotion of bats as an important part of our ecology
- The rehabilitation and release of bats back to the wild
Bat Rescue Inc. volunteers meet all costs including transportation, food and medications out of their own pockets. The rescue service is provided free of charge as part of our contribution to our local community and at the same time provides us with an opportunity to educate the public about the ecological importance of these unique creatures.
(c) Ofer Levy
Bat Rescue is proud to have received the following community recognition for our activities:
- 2010 GECKO (Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council)
GOLD Gecko Award to member Sharon Quinlan for her outstanding contribution and commitment to Bat Rescue Gold Coast.
- The 2008 Paws & Claws Awards for Charity
Nominee: 'BIGGEST HEART' CATEGORY for people who go out of their way to help animals in the community, through volunteering or other activity
- The 2007 WPSQ (Wildlife Preservation Society Gold Coast & Hinterland Branch) 'Biddy Gear Award'
Award for habitat restoration, rescue and rehabilitation, public awareness campaigns and intiatives, and partnership with electricity supplier ENERGEX
- The 2007 Paws & Claws Awards for Charity
First runner-up: 'BIGGEST HEART' CATEGORY for people who go out of their way to help animals in the community, through volunteering or other activity
- 2006 GECKO (Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council)
GOLD Gecko Award for dedication to conservation of the Cascades Gardens Flying-fox Colony
Ofer Levy ('Grey Headed Flying-fox belly dipping' on Homepage & About Us), Gary Bressan ('Max the Grey-Headed Flying-fox' on banner).
Other photographs were supplied by Halley, Les Hall, Sylvia Hood, Leanne Baird, Peter Richards, Sharon Quinlan, Louise Saunders, Bob & Jenny James, Nick Edards, Vicki Bressan, Claudio Perrella, Dave Pinson
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