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Mark Webber Announced as Ambassador for Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: March 22, 2021 10:15 pm

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Mark Webber (Left) and AWC Regional Operations Manager, Tim White at Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo Credit: Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Motorsport racing champion and philanthropist, Mark Webber has been announced as an official ambassador of Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

The announcement was made on March 18th 2021 during a visit by Mark Webber to the non-profit group's Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary. This area will soon protect more animals as it is expanded by 26.1 hectares to enclose a total of 196.1 hectares.

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A superb blue wren is one of the bird species protected by Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Australian Wildlife Conservancy

At Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary over 270 species (15 threatened) of animals and plants are protected which includes Koalas, Subtropical Antechinus, Red-necked Wallabies, rare Golden-tipped Bats and endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterflies.

The Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary is located 90km to the North of Brisbane, Australia. It close to an area where Mark Webber has recently purchased land.

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On his visit to the sanctuary Mark Webber said, "Australian Wildlife Conservancy has shown that a science-based approach to conservation is effective in reducing threats to native wildlife. By controlling invasive weeds like Lantana and undertaking fire management, AWC is restoring crucial habitat for the threatened wildlife of this region”.

Tim Allard, AWC Chief Executive, welcomed Mark’s ambassadorship, saying “his leadership and focus on high performance aligns with AWC’s values, and parallels the excellence we are always pursuing.


“Mark’s attachment to the area as a local landholder has provided an opportunity for us to share knowledge and to work together on the ground, as well as in the public sphere,” Allard said. “We look forward to the opportunity to work closely with Mark and raise awareness of the speed at which we need to move to protect our wildlife.”

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Iconic species such as the koala and lesser known animals such as the bush rat are protected in Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Australian Wildlife Conservancy is the largest private non-profit conservation organization in Australia. They work to protect threatened wildlife with a unique science-based, land management and partnership model. AWC is a national leader in landscape-scale conservation land management, reintroduction of threatened species and the establishment of feral cat and fox-free areas.

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Mark Webber and AWC team members walk-through Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Learn more about the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on their website – Australian Wildlife Conservancy

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