Crucial Conservation: How Lotterywest Is Helping WA’s Native Fauna Flourish
Have you ever wondered where the available profits from your Lotto tickets go (aside from the big prizes)? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that a portion of your Lotto ticket is helping make great things happen around the state – That’s the Ticket!
In fact, in the last financial year alone, $323 million went straight back into the WA community via Lotterywest’s grants program.
After recently highlighting Lotterywest’s positive impact on FRINGE WORLD, this week we’re turning our attention to the incredibly important (and we gotta say, a little bit cute) WA Wildlife Hospital.
Lotterywest’s WA Wildlife grant has helped equip and develop their headquarters to the tune of almost $1.5 million – aiding vital fit out and development of the hospital along with education programs and more.
WA Wildlife (formerly Native ARC), first began caring for injured and orphaned animals way back in 1998, and now provide medical care and rehabilitation services for 4,000 injured, sick and orphaned native animals each year!
In addition to rehabilitation, WA Wildlife also provides a wealth of education services on the importance of biodiversity and environmental sustainability in regards to native flora and fauna conservation to the public, schools and tertiary/training institutions.
And thanks to WA’s Lotto players, the capacity for the hospital to help these animals has increased to over 10,000 per year, along with increasing the scope and quality of educational experiences available on site and on the road.
Upgraded hospital features include:
- Surgery and radiology rooms;
- Animal triage and treatment rooms;
- Specialised wards with a variety of enclosures;
- Well-equipped intensive care unit; and
- Isolation ward to prevent disease transmission in animals and humans.
Learn more about WA Wildlife via their Website, and if you want to learn more about how Lotterywest grants are helping the WA community head to the Lotterywest Dream State Story Hub.
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