Building change: Dubbo’s wildlife charity
WHILE the wilds of Borneo may seem a long way from downtown Dubbo, the endangered orangutans of the Indonesian jungle are being rehabilitated due to the efforts of a dedicated team of local wildlife volunteers.
Started in 2016 by Warwick Taylor, a welder at Taronga Westerns Plains Zoo, along with other concerned locals, Global Wildlife Constructions (GWC) originated after he spent years volunteering at wildlife centres.
Due to his skills as a welder and compassion for animals, wildlife centres started approaching Mr Taylor directly, asking for assistance to help them with their animal enclosures and infrastructure. It was partly out of this need, and a desire to make a difference for the future, that GWC was born.
“I’ve always been passionate about animals and compassionate towards them. For me it was about looking to the future. I’ve got a grandchild on the way and I wonder if there will be anything left for them. They’ll grow up and the world’s wildlife isn’t there. The older I got, the more I realised I had to start,” Mr Taylor told Dubbo Photo News.
A registered not-for-profit charity, GWC provides existing wildlife rescue centres and sanctuaries with the proper equipment and structures they need to transport and house displaced or injured animals due to environmental