WILDLIFE OFFENCE – WANDIN NORTH – MONDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2021

Reference: CSV4141

Date: 15/02/2021

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Date: 15/02/2021
Location: Wandin North
A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo was found yesterday on Albert Street, Wandin North with an arrow protruding through its head.

The Conservation Regulator is urging anyone with information to report it confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

The extent of the birds injuries are unknown because it is still mobile and has not been able to be captured.

In Victoria all wildlife is protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 and it is illegal to hunt, take, destroy, injure or interfere with wildlife and severe penalties apply.

The maximum penalty for hunting, taking or destroying wildlife ranges from $8261 to $41,305 and/or six to 24 months’ imprisonment.

This is the third incident in the last 7 months of wildlife being shot with an arrow which includes a Cockatoo in Beaconsfield Upper and Brushtail Possum in Badger Creek.

If you see the cockatoo, contact DELWP on 136 186 to find your nearest wildlife rescue group.

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