Wildlife lover calls for community support

2018-12-04 06:00
Debbie Cameron is the new ambassador of the 2019 Compass Care wildlife calendar campaign. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Debbie Cameron is the new ambassador of the 2019 Compass Care wildlife calendar campaign. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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BEING a lover of wildlife saw Debbie Cameron take on the role of new ambassador of the 2019 Compass Care wildlife calendar campaign.

The Upper Highway wildlife lover, who is also the owner of Debbie Cameron Physiotherapy, said that she’s been supporting the wildlife calendar campaign alongside her team for the past four years. “We support this movement because we want to make a difference in wildlife rehabilitation, which is defined as the treatment and temporary care of injured, diseased, and displaced indigenous animals and the subsequent release of healthy animals to appropriate habitats in the wild,” explained the physiotherapist.

Speaking about the reason she wants to make a difference, she said that they believe that healing happens in the presence of movement: “Our principle is to not only ease pain but also to strive to find and sort out the root of the problem.

“When I started mountain biking, our group cycled through the gorge that was relatively unexplored and homed a large colony of dassies. Over the years, more and more people came through this gorge and sadly the dassies vanished. I have wondered how the loss of this colony has also affected the birds of prey in the area,” said Cameron.

In conclusion, Cameron said human impact on wild animals is increasing and so is the work of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (Crow), whom the funds raised by the sale of the calendar will benefit.

“The purchasing of the wildlife calendars will enable [Crow] to care for the influx of orphaned, injured, and abandoned wild animals coming through their doors and will be very appreciated by the organisation,” she said.

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