AUSSIE Ark are excited to announce they have partnered with Australia’s largest animal rescue organisation, WIRES, has donated $1,045,000 to their conservation efforts following the devastating bushfires.
After billions of animals perished in the fires, the two organisations worked side by side to provide on-the-ground relief and are continuing to work together for the benefit of many threatened species.
Tim Faulkner, president of the Aussie Ark said the support of WIRES which is the leader in wildlife recovery is invaluable to the Ark’s long term recovery initiatives.
“My team and I are looking forward to working closely with WIRES,” said Mr Faulkner.
“By joining forces with WIRES, Aussie Ark will be able to increase twofold its efforts and outcomes towards the long-term recovery and conservation of native threatened fauna and their habitat,” he said.
Leanne Taylor, chef executive officer of WIRES said the rate of native animal species decline was alarming.
“We are so grateful that organisations such as Aussie Ark are committed to making a difference,” said Ms Taylor.
“Their efforts in protecting Australia’s rich fauna diversity will help ensure our unique native wildlife is sustained for future generations,” she said.
The WIRES funds will support recovery and habitat programs including koalas, Davies’ tree frog and broad-toothed rat to maintain genetic and biological diversity and build population numbers.
Aussie Ark said they were grateful for the support of WIRES, and together with partners Global Wildlife Conservation, NSW Government and Glencore, they are expected to achieve great things for wildlife conservation.