“Tourism Tasmania has been working with AK Philanthropy to identify a Tasmanian wildlife conservation project to be part of their global program and it’s fantastic that Raptor Refuge has been selected to receive ongoing support from AK,” said Will Hodgman, Tasmanian Premier and Minister for Tourism, Events and Hospitality.
“Raptor Refuge, established by conservationist and veterinary nurse Craig Webb, is the largest refuge for injured birds of prey in the southern hemisphere. This new partnership recognises the important work of the Refuge and will be AK Philanthropy’s only Australian project,” continued Premier Hodgman.
AK Philanthropy’s investment will support the construction of a new, larger flight aviary to enable the rehabilitation of a greater number of Tasmanian raptors and improved facilities for research and education.
“Caring for rare wildlife and pristine landscapes is one of the principles of AK Philanthropy and we are so pleased to support a project right here in Australia that is doing such important work in the area of conservation and the protection of endangered species” said Sujata Raman, AK’s regional marketing director, Australia/Asia Pacific.
AK clients will also have a unique opportunity to experience and learn more about the Raptor Refuge’s important work during their stay in the state.
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