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29.5.12 Alma Park Zoo’s Giant Garage Sale raises a Grand for Wildlife Asia
THE money has been counted and it is official – Alma Park Zoo’s Giant Garage Sale has raised an impressive $1,000 for Wildlife Asia.
The Garage Sale was held on Saturday, May 19, sold a variety of items generously donated by Zoo staff and public.
All proceeds went to Wildlife Asia (www.wildlifeasia.org.au) which helps a variety of endangered rainforest animals including the Orang-utan, Silvery gibbon, Rhino, Bears, Elephants and Tigers.
The Garage Sale Trail even has the backing of federal politicians such as Tony Burke MP, minister for Sustainability and the Environment; and Greg Hunt MP, shadow minister for Climate Action and Environment. ‘Alma Park Zoo is a great example of what we hoped to achieve with the Garage Sale appeal for Wildlife Asia. We hope they will do it again next year and that others will follow their example. Asian rainforests and wildlife will benefit when they do.’ said Scott Lyall, Partnerships Manager for Wildlife Asia
“It was a great day and we are very pleased to have raised significant funds which will go a long way in helping Wildlife Asia’s cause,” Zoo Manager Julie Seabrook said.
This year, Alma Park Zoo has also rallied for animal conservation on a number of other occasions most recently including the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in April for Free the Bears.
Curator Dr Heather Hesterman noted staff members at the Zoo felt a strong sense of responsibility to raise awareness and support conservation initiatives for Endangered animals on a global scale
“Alma Park Zoo is home to several Threatened Asiatic species including Malayan Sun Bear and Red pandas . We are fortunate to be involved in ex situ (captive) conservation programs and but also need to contribute to preservation of in situ (wild) populations and their natural habitat ” she said.
“Participating in national events such as the Garage Sale Trail is a team effort that boosts morale and lends a sense of community with our Zoo visitors”
Orangutans, Silvery Gibbons, Asian Rhinos and Bears are asking Brissie locals to get their haggle on and visit the Giant Garage Sale at Alma Park Zoo this Saturday.
It is a great family day out and a chance to pick up some bargains. Funds raised will be donated to Australia’s newest wildlife conservation organisation, Wildlife Asia.
Entry is discounted with adults at kids prices and the bargains range from a petrol lawn finisher to a windsurfer and ZooPoo. See below for what Alma Park Zoo has to say about the event:
Alma Park Zoo
Clear out your homes so we can save theirs!
BRISBANE’S Alma Park Zoo has welcomed donations from the wider community for the Zoo’s garage sale on Saturday, May 19.
The Giant Garage Sale will raise money for Wildlife Asia. Wildlife Asia (www.wildlifeasia.org.au) helps a variety of endangered animals including the orangutan, silvery gibbon, Asian rhinos, bears, elephants and tigers.
If you would like to donate any items to the Garage Sale, items can be delivered to the Zoo between 9am and 3.30pm until Friday (May 18). All items are welcome, excluding clothing or manchester.
The Zoo is open 9am until 4pm every day (excluding Christmas Day). For more information call (07) 3204 6566, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.almaparkzoo.com.au.
8.5.12 Wildlife Asia garage sale in Adelaide
A BIG thank you to everyone who helped at our inaugural Wildlife Asia Garage Sale ….It all came together in the end and was very worthwhile and a lot of fun ….For the record we raised over $300.
Free the Bears SA Volunteers Support Group Coordinator
2.5.12, Support grows for the Wildlife Asia ‘Garage Sale’ Appeal
Australia’s newest conservation group has been overwhelmed by support for its ‘Garage Sale’ appeal which culminates on Saturday 5 May 2012.
‘Saving Asian Rainforests and the bears, rhinos, gibbons and orangutans that rely on them is a great cause. We chose Garage Sale Trail as a fun event to help raise funds. We did not anticipate the level of interest from both sides of parliament and from communities across the country. We are very grateful for the support.’
said Wildlife Asia Partnerships Manager Scott Lyall (mob: 0499 733 302)
Federal politicians have laid aside their differences to support the event:
‘Wildlife Asia is encouraging you to be part of the Garage Sale Trail and donate some proceeds to them. It’s a great idea and I encourage you to get involved.’
Tony Burke MP, Australian Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
‘Saving tropical rainforests is one of the most effective direct actions that can reduce green house gas emissions. The Wildlife Asia ‘Garage Sale Trail’ appeal is a fun event that all Australians can participate in and it will help save tropical rainforests. I urge everyone to take part in this worthy cause and am happy to give it my full support.’
Greg Hunt MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage
Press, broadcast and social media are helping to spread the message. One Adelaide garage sale is using facebook to attract visitors:
‘Calling all Adelaide-ites! We are holding a garage sale for Wildlife Asia this Saturday. Bring your junk so we can turn it to gold for the bears, orangutans, rhinos and silvery gibbons. Clear out your homes so we can save theirs!’
Another creative example of a local event is the ‘Cool Kids Car Wash’ with entertainment and massages while you wait and 25% of proceeds donated to the cause.
Full details of Wildlife Asia and its programs are on the web and facebook. Visit Garage Sale Trail for tips on how to organise and promote your garage sale. For some people it may be too late to organise a garage sale but it is never too late to donate at the Wildlife Asia website.
Wildlife Asia and its field programs are working across South East Asia on programs to protect habitat, rescue animals in distress and develop sustainable sources of income for local communities.
4.4.12, Clear Out Your Home So We Can Save Theirs
Australians are being asked to hold garage sales across the country to help save Tropical Rainforests and Endangered Species across Asia.
‘You can save your home from unwanted junk. Donating the proceeds can help us save the forest home of the Orangutan, Silvery Gibbon, Asian Rhinos, Asian Bears and other endangered species such as Elephant and Tiger’
said Leif Cocks, spokesman for Wildlife Asia.
Wildlife Asia is Australia’s newest conservation group formed by:
The Orangutan Project
The Silvery Gibbon Project
The Asian Rhino Project
Free the Bears
Wildlife Asia has joined with Garage Sale Trail so that everyone gets help promoting their garage sale and knows that their donation is being put to good use.
-visit www.wildlifeasia.org.au then ‘help us’ for details of how to take part.
-register your garage sale at www.garagesaletrail.com.au which will give you tips on how to hold a successful garage sale and which will help promote your sale.
-you may wish to let the editor of your local paper know that your Garage Sale is on and that it is a fundraiser for Wildlife Asia
-after the sale on May 5 return to www.wildlifeasia.org.au and donate all or part of the proceeds using your credit card
‘The wildlife of Asia’s Rainforests will thank you.’ Added Leif Cocks
Leif Cocks, President, Wildlife Asia and The Orangutan Project, 0409 100 426
Clare Campbell, President, The Silvery Gibbon Project, 0438 992 325
Kerry Crosbie, Project Director, The Asian Rhino Project, 0419 015 286
Matt Hunt, CEO, Free the Bears, email@example.com
Scott Lyall, Partnerships Manager, Wildlife Asia, 0499 773 303
Wildlife Asia and its member organisations have already:
• Funded a community campaign to save the Tripa Swamp
in Aceh which consists of 61,803 hectares and has among
the highest densities of orangutans anywhere in the world.
(Australian Orangutan Project)
• Started the Wildlife Projection Units in Sumatra Indonesia to
patrol 250,000 hectares. (Australian Orangutan Project)
• Achieved the first successful prosecution against injuring an
orangutan. (Australian Orangutan Project)
• Released the first pair of ex pet Javan gibbons back into the
wild from the Javan Gibbon Centre. The pair continues to be
monitored and are thriving in the forest. Plans are underway
for more releases later this year.(Silvery Gibbon Project)
• Provided funding for a rescue, rehabilitation and breeding
program for the critically endangered Klosses gibbon, a world
first for this species. (Silvery Gibbon Project)
• Worked to protect the only viable population of Javan rhinos in
the world on the island of Java, Indonesia. (Asian Rhino Project)
• Rescued 806 bears from the dancing bear industry in India
and bile farms in Southeast Asia. (Free the Bears)
• Provided seed money for more than 500 former dancing bear
families to set up new sustainable livelihoods. (Free the Bears)