Aussie Ark and Australian Reptile Park open new endangered wildlife conservation facility


A new endangered wildlife conservation facility – Conservation Ark – has been officially opened by conservation organization Aussie Ark, in collaboration with the Australian Reptile Park and the Australian government.

The brand new facility located at Australian Reptile Park in Somersby was officially opened by Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley, who noted “it is incredibly important to have this project here at Aussie Ark. We love the partnership we have with Aussie Ark because we know that as a conservation organization they understand what to do and how to do it best, with the best science to give animals the best chance. recovery. “

Conservation Ark was jointly developed by the conservation organization Aussie Ark and the Australian Reptile Park eco-education and tourism organization as an extension of the Central Coast’s premier tourist attraction to help bring conservation to wildlife to the local community. The facility is supported by the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Program – an initiative of the Australian government. Through this program, Aussie Ark received $ 850,000 for the protection of endangered species, including the Manning River Turtle, Brush-tailed Wallaby, Giant Barred Frog, and Stuttering Barred Frog.

Aussie Ark President Tim Faulkner said “Support for the government’s wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program has been a game-changer. These new facilities are state of the art and best of all, they will allow Aussie Ark to do huge things for wildlife ”,

Faulkner added “We hope that in the years to come we will inform our community about the incredible breeding seasons, births and of course the return of these animals to the wild! “

Conservation Ark is a collection of endangered and threatened wildlife breeding programs that help deliver real-world results. Currently, programs include Australian freshwater turtles, endangered amphibians, and koalas. However, the organization, best known for its work with the Tasmanian Devil, has huge plans to expand to other endangered species, including the wide-toothed rat and the squirrel glider.

The newly opened facilities are accessible to visitors to the Australian Reptile Park, with the new space included in the ticket price. Both organizations are passionate about educating visitors about the plight of Australia’s wildlife and what can be done to change their trajectory.

Aussie Ark partners include the Australian Reptile Park, Re: Wild, WildArk, WIRES, Glencore, Australian Geographic, Symbio WildlifePark, Sydney Helicopters and FAME. With the continued support of partner organizations, Aussie Ark is able to continuously provide the best care and conservation activities for native wildlife.

To purchase Australian Reptile Park tickets, please visit www.reptilepark.com.au

For more information on Aussie Ark, visit www.aussieark.org.au

Images: Conservation Ark was officially opened by Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley; Aussie Ark Chairman Tim Faulkner with Minister Ley. Images courtesy of Aussie Ark

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