Safe Haven Bechtel

Safe Haven Bechtel

An air-conditioned animal hospital, student accommodation and amenity block have helped give some of Australia’s most at risk native wildlife a fighting chance at survival.

Last week we featured an article about Ground-breaking Wombat Study in Mt Larcom, a small team working to prepare a world class study of Northen Hairy Nose wombats. They were seeking help from the community we are delighted to report that this week we have an update on the project. Betchel have donated buildings to upgrade facilities for wild life warrior’s who look after the Haven.web safe haven buildings2web IMG_0049web safe haven buildings1unloading buildings

Bechtel’s support to Safe Haven Australian Animals Care and Education (AACE) Centre will help further scientific research to protect native animals including the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat from extinction and boost the level of awareness of this important work for future generations through education. “Our donated buildings were desperately needed to upgrade the facilities so they can now provide more suitable accommodation, shower and toilet facilities for the university students living at Safe Haven, researching these Australian animals,” said Bechtel Gladstone General Manager Kevin Berg. “The amenity block will also allow for visiting groups such as schools, which will help build greater awareness about the desperate need to protect Australia’s native wildlife.”

Bechtel has previously donated a 14kVA generator and rain water storage tanks, which allow them to provide life-critical care if the facility is impacted by severe weather events.

Safe Haven, a not for profit organisation, plays an active role in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife. They also do breeding and release programs for the Bridled Nailtail Wallabies and research the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats. They are about to embark on a captive management research project with the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat to help prevent extinction of the threatened species.

Safe Haven relies on volunteers and support from donations in order to maintain their high level of support for the native animals in their care. They have a number of activities for people to become involved in including their volunteer programs, research programs, fundraising events, adopt-a-wombat program, traineeships and school programs.

For more information or to make a donation visit: www.facebook.com/SafehavenAace