By Chrissie Morrison, Wildbase Recovery
Wildbase Recovery Conference
I am currently working on the 2015 Wildbase Recovery Conference, to be held in Palmerston North, 27-28 August 2015.
Participants will hear from New Zealand’s leading marine mammal, waterfowl, migratory shorebird, frog and bat experts throughout the two-day conference.
Keynote speaker, Nicola Toki
This year’s keynote speaker is Wildbase Recovery Ambassador, Nicola Toki.
Nicola has a background in both communications and conservation. She has previously worked for DOC and Forest & Bird. Her current role is partnership manager for the DOC and Fonterra Living Water project in the South Island.
You don’t have to be coming to the conference to attend the dinner.
For $50 you’ll get a three course meal, complementary wine, and a chance to learn more about the national wildlife recovery project in a fun and informative way.
Auction proceeds will go to the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust.
About Wildbase Recovery
Wildbase Recovery will provide a special place for visitors to observe native wildlife from around the country, as they recover from illness and injury.
After treatment at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital, patients will recuperate at Wildbase Recovery before their release back into the wild.
The Wildbase Recovery facility will be built at the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North.
Fundraising efforts are well underway to make the $5.69 million dollar project become a reality.
To date, Wildbase Recovery has raised $2.44 million dollars.
They say patience is a virtue – I am eager to see this world-class facility become a reality.