Australia’s iconic Mogo Wildlife Park has almost completed construction of anew wildlife hospital with the help of funds donated by Atlas AdvisorsAustralia and its investors towards bushfire recovery.
Atlas Advisors Australia raised $30,000 for the WWF-Australia’s AustralianWildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and Mogo Wildlife Park to help rehabilitatedisplaced and injured animals and revive natural habitats following thedevastating bushfires earlier this year.
Director of Mogo Wildlife Park Chad Staples said the funds from Atlas AdvisorsAustralia went towards the construction of a new wildlife rescue hospital thatwould play a vital role in servicing the region.
Mogo Wildlife Park is located on the south coast of New South Wales and has anamazing collection of endangered and exotic animal species, many of which cameunder threat during the bushfires.
“We fought very hard to save and protect native animals including koalas,kangaroos, echidnas and wallabies throughout the bushfires but sadly millionsof others perished,” Mr Staples said. “Our newly equipped hospital means wewill be able to help our community by providing a new hub for protectingwildlife.”
Mr Staples said existing foundations were able to be repurposed to build thehospital. The wildlife park is still seeking some diagnostic and medicalequipment.
“Smaller veterinary surgeries around the state are critical but they do nothave the resources to assist in large scale disasters,” he said.
“We hope this new facility will be the best in Australia, enablinggovernments, environmental and animal services to be able to turn to us at anytime to help sick, injured or orphaned animals.”
Executive Chairman of Atlas Advisors Australia Guy Hedley said donated fundswere also importantly put towards the reforestation of fire damaged areas anddamaged wildlife habitats.
“Mogo Wildlife Park is one of many regional organisations playing a vital rolein rehabilitating our native fauna and preserving our unique biodiversity,” MrHedley said.
“We hope to put more funds towards vital causes including helping regionalbusinesses that focus on the environmental protection.”
Mr Hedley said many investors who had donated funds were waiting lengthyperiods for outcomes via the Investor Visa and Significant Investor Visaprograms, which have been stalled because of the travel restrictions imposedamidst COVID-19.
“Reopening these applications could unlock around $100 million in funds tohelp ailing entrepreneurs including those in regional areas,” Mr Hedley said.
“Boosting funding allocations towards venture capital under the complyinginvestment framework and creating a new category for regional investment couldchannel more much needed funds towards innovative environmental startups inregional areas.”
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