FNQ Wildlife Rescue Association Inc

Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue Association (FNQWR) is an independent, not for profit, incorporated volunteer organisation operating under permit from the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

FNQWR was formed in 1994 and is based in Manunda, Cairns. Our core mission is the rescue, care and release of native wildlife from Cardwell to Cape York. Our trained carers work with a wide range of wildlife, including birds, mammals, marsupials, bats, reptiles and amphibians.

FNQWR’s committed members have saved thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife which would have died without our help.

FNQWR is well known for it's 24/7 Phone Rescue service - 07 4053 4467 - which handles about 5,000 calls each year.

Far North Queensland is home to the UNESCO protected Wet Tropics World Heritage Area - famous for its extraordinarily diverse wildlife, including dozens of endemic species found nowhere else on this planet. Our unique native wildlife also live in and around urban areas in our region, and have little or no protection.

Scientists conservatively estimate 100 million Australian native animals die every year as a result of habitat loss. Traffic accidents, introduced species, feral animals, and domestic pets also add a significant contribution to the death toll. However, many sick, orphaned or injured animals get a second chance because of people who care - people like you.


Our Committee

FNQ Wildlife Rescue has over 220 members from a wide variety of places. We cover an area that stretches from Tully in the south, to Aurukun and Cooktown in the north and west to the Karumba. These members are guided by a dedicated and active management committee.

President John Hungerford
Vice President Karen Peet
Secretary Sally Fryer
Treasurer Aline Sheehan