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New wildlife hospital nears completion for Mogo Wildlife Park

New wildlife hospital nears completion for Mogo Wildlife Park
May 6, 2020

The Mogo Wildlife Park on the NSW South Coast has almost completed construction of a new wildlife hospital with the help of funds donated by Atlas Advisors Australia and its investors towards bushfire recovery.

Atlas Advisors Australia raised $30,000 for the WWF-Australia’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and Mogo Wildlife Park to help rehabilitate displaced and injured animals and revive natural habitats following the devastating bushfires earlier this year.

Mogo Wildlife Park Director, Chad Staples said the funds from Atlas Advisors Australia went towards the construction of a new wildlife rescue hospital that would play a vital role in servicing the region.

The attraction (formerly known as Mogo Zoo) has an incredible collection of endangered and exotic animal species, many of which came under threat during the bushfires.

Staples advised “we fought very hard to save and protect native animals including koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and wallabies throughout the bushfires but sadly millions of others perished.

“Our newly equipped hospital means we will be able to help our community by providing a new hub for protecting wildlife.”

Mr Staples said existing foundations were able to be repurposed to build the hospital. The wildlife park is still seeking some diagnostic and medical equipment.

“Smaller veterinary surgeries around the state are critical but they do not have the resources to assist in large scale disasters.

“We hope this new facility will be the best in Australia, enabling governments, environmental and animal services to be able to turn to us at any time to help sick, injured or orphaned animals.”

Executive Chairman of Atlas Advisors Australia Guy Hedley said donated funds were also importantly put towards the reforestation of fire damaged areas and damaged wildlife habitats.

Hedley added “Mogo Wildlife Park is one of many regional organisations playing a vital role in rehabilitating our native fauna and preserving our unique biodiversity.

“We hope to put more funds towards vital causes including helping regional businesses that focus on the environmental protection.”

Hedley said many investors who had donated funds were waiting lengthy periods for outcomes via the Investor Visa and Significant Investor Visa programs, which have been stalled because of the travel restrictions imposed amidst COVID-19.

“Reopening these applications could unlock around $100 million in funds to help ailing entrepreneurs including those in regional areas.

“Boosting funding allocations towards venture capital under the complying investment framework and creating a new category for regional investment could channel more much needed funds towards innovative environmental startups in regional areas.”

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