Canberra resident honoured for wildlife protection work

Thursday, 26 November, 2015

Canberra wildlife carer Marg Peachey has won an IFAW Animal Action Award for her work as a wildlife educator.


After many years working with wildlife as a carer and shelter manager, two years ago Marg Peachey set up Canberra’s main wildlife rescue group ACT Wildlife. The group rescues, rehabilitates and releases wildlife native to the ACT. It offers regular training courses and volunteer opportunities to people who want to help native animals.


Marg Peachey devotes most of her day to raising orphaned animals and providing help to members of the public who find sick and injured wildlife. She also brings her wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to teach tertiary education students all about the amazing Australian wildlife, along with training people to become wildlife carers.  As if wasn’t enough, she is also an artist and wildlife photographer.


Marg Peachey said “I am overwhelmed and excited to be receiving such an award. Thank you IFAW!”


Announcing the award, IFAW Campaign and Policy Manager Matthew Collis congratulated Marg Peachey on her dedication to wildlife conservation. “Marg’s life-long passion for native wildlife is a driving force in her life and has led to this life-saving service to the Territory’s wildlife,” Matthew Collis said.


“IFAW is delighted to be able to award Marg for her dedication to Australia’s native wildlife and for her invaluable work in educating children about the importance of protecting it for future generations.” Matthew Collis said.


IFAW’s Animal Action Awards recognises outstanding achievements in the field of animal welfare.

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