Environment Minister David Templeman today presented the West Australian Reptile Park in Henley Brook with a $10,000 cheque from the State Government’s Community Grants Scheme.
“The West Australian Reptile Park is a wonderful facility run by the incredibly passionate and dedicated Doyle family,” Mr Templeman said.
“At this site, which has been in their family for more than 40 years, the Doyles have built a diverse, interactive and educational facility that is helping teach all of us how much we need to value and care for our native wildlife, and our native bushland.
“The park is home to an impressive array of creatures including non-venomous and venomous snakes, lizards, freshwater crocodiles, a southern hairy nosed wombat, emus, quokkas and dingoes.
“This grant will be used to help further conserve bushland around the park as well as protecting fauna on the property.”
The Minister said the State Government was committed to supporting volunteer-based wildlife rescue and rehabilitation groups.
“We are committed to assisting grass-roots conservation groups and individuals through our Community Conservation Grants scheme,” he said.
The Community Conservation Grants Scheme is an annual scheme which assists conservation groups undertaking activities that benefit the environment and nature conservation.
Fauna rescue and rehabilitation grants are offered as part of the scheme, and these are offered to individuals or incorporated groups, who can generally receive small grants of $500 towards the costs of their animal rescue and rehabilitation activities.
A special allocation of some of the funds in 2008 has allowed a higher level of assistance to be provided to larger fauna rehabilitation groups, to undertake more significant projects than is achievable under the normal grants program.
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