Build­ing change: Dubbo’s wildlife char­ity

Dubbo Photo News - - Dubbo Weekender - By JUDITH WHITFIELD

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

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