Wildbase Recovery Conference

Department of Conservation —  03/08/2015

By Chrissie Morrison, Wildbase Recovery

Wildbase Recovery Conference 2015 logo. I have always had a keen interest in conservation, and am pleased to be the contracted Communications Advisor for the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust.

Wildbase Recovery Conference

I am currently working on the 2015 Wildbase Recovery Conference, to be held in Palmerston North, 27-28 August 2015.

Nicola Toki spends time with a kiwi patient at Wildbase Hospital.

Nicola Toki spends time with a kiwi patient at Wildbase Hospital

Participants will hear from New Zealand’s leading marine mammal, waterfowl, migratory shorebird, frog and bat experts throughout the two-day conference.

We’d love to have you there – registrations are now open.

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.

Auction Dinner

Wildbase Auction Dinner. As part of the conference there will be an auction dinner on Thursday 27 August.

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.

A yellow-eyed penguin during its rehabilitation at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital.

Yellow-eyed penguin recovering at Wildbase Hospital

The Wildbase Recovery facility will be built at the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North.

Artists impression of new Wildbase facility to be build on Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North.

A special place for visitors to observe native wildlife 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.

You can help

Come to the conference | Attend the dinner | Make a donation

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