The fundraiser to save Port Moresby Nature Park during the hardship of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021 has ended, however (!) this Fundraising page will remain open for those who wish to support the Nature Park in its efforts to save and conserve PNG's unique wildlife.
The Nature Park is PNG's only wildlife park:
· Caring for 550 unique native animals, including birds of paradise, tree kangaroos, cassowary, cuscus and many other endangered species
· Operating PNG's only wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre, saving hundreds of animals from the wildlife poaching and pet trade and returning them to the wild
· Educating over 26,000 school children each year on the importance of protecting PNG's wildlife and conserving the rainforests of PNG
· Employing over 70 staffs, many supporting their entire family and extended families as the sole income earner.
· Training tertiary students by providing on-the-job training opportunities in wildlife care, conservation, teaching, tourism and business
· Actively engaged in ex-situ wildlife conservation and research efforts including frog breed for release programs, head-start programs for engaged pig-nosed turtles and breeding programs for endangered tree kangaroos and birds of paradise.
· That offers a safe, open-spaced recreational parks for families to connect and learn about their amazing country
As a registered charity, Port Moresby Nature Park relies on the support of the Provincial Government, Businesses, donations and Park visitation to maintain and expand its works.
Please help us make a difference to the lives of people and wildlife in PNG today.
How your donation 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 feed and maintain the Park's bird of paradise collection for one week (over 30 individuals)
· AU$398 (US$261) will feed and maintain the Park's unique reptile collection
· AU$691 (US$453) will save two young orphaned tree kangaroos requiring round the clock care
Why the Nature Park Needs Your Continued Support
The Nature Park derives almost 70% of its income through visitation and local business donations and support.
It costs Port Moresby Nature Park AUD$48,800 (US$32,000) per month to look after their native wildlife: from the purchasing of food, to paying Wildlife Carer wages, to electricity powering pumps, heating and cooling life-support systems, to water for cleaning, pond maintenance and wildlife drinking, and to security keeping the Park and animals safe. This excludes the costs of other vital services including community and schools education programs and activities.
Any donation, big or small can and will make a difference and help Port Moresby Nature Park to continue its important work for 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.
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.
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 .
For more information visit: www.portmoresbynaturepark.org
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