Aussie Ark is ready to bike towards conservation! The conservation organisation is hosting the Aussie Ark Wild Ride, its first-ever sporting charity event, in an effort to raise funds for its crowdfunding campaign to acquire the Curricabark property, a wildlife refuge of 250Ha and home to over 30 threatened species.
The Aussie Ark Wild Ride is a 301-kilometre bicycle adventure that will lead 2 courageous and venturesome riders to bike from the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast to the Aussie Ark facility in the Barrington Tops. The participants will embark on their wild ride starting at the Reptile Park on November 10th will finish their journey at Aussie Ark on November 12th.
“This charity event is such a fun and unique way to fundraise for a cause that is close to our heart!” says Tim Faulkner, Aussie Ark President.
Having already raised $28,000, Aussie Ark needs to raise a total of $120,000 in order to secure the property. The funds will solely be utilised to purchase the property for protection. Aussie Ark will then be able to initiate much needed long-term management action to exclude invasive predators, aggressively manage weeds and protect the area from wildfire. Aussie Ark will rewild species once common to the area and assist those already calling the area home to thrive.
The Curricabark crowdfunding campaign is running until the 13th of November and Aussie Ark has until then to raise enough funds in order to purchase and protect the remaining pockets of wilderness and habitat found on the Curricabark property.
“We are excited to see the outcome of the Aussie Ark Wild Ride. Hopefully, it is a big success,” continues Tim Faulkner.
Australia’s wonderfully diverse land, known for its unique fauna and flora, has been under threat from wildlife annihilation for countless decades and its animal extinction crisis is a lifetime away from being remotely resolved. By purchasing and protecting parcels of land, such as Curricabark, Aussie Ark is making a difference in caring for Australia’s ecosystems.