“No voice is too little, no hands are too small to help save our wildlife” Libby Fisher
Recently our inspirational R & S member, Libby, was featured on the 7.30 Report to highlight the amazing work that she does in protecting and promoting koala’s. Check out Libby in action here: https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/the-teenager-determined-to-save-koalas-from/11365266
Now 14 years old, Libby has been championing wildlife conservation and rescue, for the past 3 years. Her passion began in July 2016 when she heard that koalas were listed as vulnerable species (IUCN) and has grown to encompass all Australian wildlife. With the help of her community she has managed to:
• Collect materials to make more than 3,000 rescue pouches for marsupials that have been distributed to wildlife rescuers around Australia.
• Collected more than 5,000 milk bottle caps to help treat wombat mange (the treatment involves a tricky setup where liquid medication contained in the caps is
knocked onto the sick wombat as it exits it’s burrow).
• Planted trees to increase wildlife habitats.
• Sold more than 300 wildlife car rescue kits to assist in the rescue of the pouch young of deceased wildlife (usually after car strike).
• Volunteered with many wildlife organisations to help build equipment and care for animals.
• Raised and donated almost $20,000 to wildlife rescue centres.
• Spread the word by speaking to schools, kindergartens and community groups.
• In 2018, Libby’s outstanding effort was recognised by News Corporation as she received their Pride of Australia. Libby’s passion, dedication and initiative is truly inspiring.
Well done, Libby!