Port Moresby Nature Park's Wildlife Appeal

Papua New Guinea's Wildlife Needs Your Help! 

The Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia's Wildlife Conservation Fund is helping to raise funds towards saving and conserving PNG’s unique wildlife held by its accredited member Port Moresby Nature Park .

Even during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Moresby Nature Park continues to its commitment of caring for over 550 unique native animals, however now needs your help to continue its critical wildlife care and rescue work.

How your donation will help

All donations will go towards the ongoing care of the wildlife at the Nature Park  including rescue animals brought to the Park injured, orphaned or surrendered.  The Park is seeking to cover nine months of wildlife care costs to see out the downturn of visitation and local support due to Covid-19.

Some examples of how your support can help:
·   AU$22 (US$15) will feed and maintain an endangered long-beaked echidna for a week
·   AU$32 (US$21) will feed and maintain an endangered tree kangaroo for a week
·   AU$49 (US$32) will cover 1-week of rehabilitation of an injured eagle or owl
·   AU$56 (US$37) will feed and maintain an endangered cassowary for a week 
·   AU$203 (US$133) will cover all costs to feed and maintain the Park's bird of paradise collection for one week (over 30 individuals)
·   AU$398 (US$261) will feed the Park's unique reptile collection covering heating, cooling and filtration costs in the reptile house
·   AU$691 (US$453) will allow us to save two young orphaned tree kangaroos, cuscus or wallabies and provide 2-months of round the clock care

Why the Nature Park Needs Your Help


As a registered charity, the Nature Park derives almost 70% of its income through visitation and local business support.  With visitation down over 75%, and many local businesses now unable to support, the Park is reaching out to the global community for support so they can continue to provide the same incredible care to their wildlife. 

It costs Port Moresby Nature Park AUD$48,800 (US$32,000) per month to look after their population of native wildlife: from the purchasing of food, to paying the wages of wildlife officer, to electricity powering pumps, heating and cooling life-support systems, to water for exhibit cleaning, filling ponds and wildlife drinking, and to the security team that keep the animal collection and property safe.  This excludes the costs of other vital services including the Park's schools education programs, research programs and provision of community activities and awareness campaigns.

Any donation, big or small can and will make a difference and help Port Moresby Nature Park to continue its important work in wildlife conservation in PNG. 

About Port Moresby Nature Park

Port Moresby Nature Park is Papua New Guinea’s leading wildlife facility as is the only welfare accredited institute in all the South Pacific Islands (accredited by the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia). 

The Nature Park manages arguably the largest and most diverse collection of PNG native species in the world with over 550 individual animals representing more than 55 species, with over 20% of the collection vulnerable or endangered species.

The Park’s vision is to inspire the guardianship of PNG’s unique biodiversity through leading the way in community and school student education, wildlife advocacy, research and conservation.  Prior to the recent global pandemic, the Nature Park was PNG’s highest visited single recreational facility with over 140,000 visitors per year, including 24,000 school students on excursion and is a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recipient for 5 years of being Certificate of Excellence Awardees.

Port Moresby Nature Park is a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia, International Zoo Educators, the Australasian Society of Zookeepers and is a sister-zoo to Zoos Victoria, Australia.

The Nature Park operates in Papua New Guinea, a developing country located on the island of New Guinea above Australia, home of more than 7% of the world's biodiversity.


I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in helping Port Moresby Nature Park continue to care for and save Papua New Guinea’s precious wildlife during these difficult times.

Michelle McGeorge 
CEO 
Port Moresby Nature Park


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Donations

  • public donations direct to Park 
    • $700 (Offline)
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $14,930 (Offline)
    • 11 d
  • Bethany Davidson-Widby 
    • $150 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10,000 (Offline)
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $65 
    • 12 d
See all

Fundraising team: Port Moresby Nature Park Wildlife Appeal Champions (2)

Michelle McGeorge 
Organizer
Raised $124,065 from 31 donations
Spit Junction, NSW
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Zoo and Aquarium Association ZAA 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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