An Evening with the Asian Rhino Project
Tim Flannery and Peter Hall,
Patrons of the Asian Rhino Project, invite you to a Wildlife Asia event at The Sydney Tropical Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, entry via Morshead Fountain Gate, opposite the Library of NSW, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Wednesday 1 August 2012 for:
• Drinks and light refreshments.
• An opportunity to wander the gardens and displays in the Sydney Tropical Centre.
• Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust talking about their Rainforest Seed Conservation Project.
• Tim Flannery talking about the global biodiversity crisis and the role of Australian conservationists in Indonesia.
• Peter Hall talking about the Asian Rhino Project including the recent birth of a Sumatran rhino and work undertaken for the Javanese rhino to expand its range and to combat the threat of the Arenga Palm.
In the presence of the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr Gary Yusuf.
Thanks to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
for the venue and to Coca-Cola Amatil for the drinks.
Tickets $99 available at www.wildlifeasia.org.au
or call Scott Lyall on (02) 8188 0671
Mothers Day Saturday
Mother’s Day Saturday was held at the National Zoo & Aquarium, Canberra, on 12 May 2012, we believe mums deserve a weekend! The Day was a special day for all mums, including our animals. It also highlighted some very important conservation messages.
Throughout the day there were special talks and present time for all the mum’s at the zoo, some of these included; Millie the lioness, Otay the sun bear, Winnie the wombat, Lilly the ring-tail lemur, Zahra and Kike the zebra’s …. For the human mums; kids tours, massage, yummy brunch, yoga and of course shopping. It was a fun-filled action packed day.
There were however important conservation messages. People strolled through the zoo passing conservation stalls along the way. There were 15 different stalls which included the Asian Rhino Project. People loved the Rhino stall especially those gorgeous rhino teddies and while they browsed the merchandise, we were able to talk about the project.
Mother’s Day Saturday was a big success, we were able to send lots of conservation messages to people in a fun and relaxed way. The day was about awareness not fundraising though we did this as well.
Thanks to the Asian Rhino Project and members for dedicating your time and effort to these incredible animals.
ARP would like to thank the National Zoo & Aquarium Conservation Team for their efforts and support. The team kindly approached us and offered to hold a stall on our behalf. They pre-purchased $861 of ARP merchandise to sell at this event and offered their own volunteers to man the stall and talk about the plight of the Asian rhino. Well done guys!
Western Australia Branch Update
The Asian Rhino Project was again invited to Tranby College's Asian Market Day in March. Committee member Lorraine Dunn was on hand to sell a range of merchandise to the kids, taking in sales of $453.50 in just one hour! Thanks to Tranby College and teacher Brooke Steele for inviting us. Tranby have also renewed their rhino adoptions with us for another year, adopting a rhino for each Year 1-7 class!
The 9th of June saw our second annual murder mystery night, with this year’s theme being Caribbean Cruise! We sold out this year, and raised over $3500 on the night. A big thank you to the games host Leanne Kelman for volunteering her time to take on such an important role! Best dressed was awarded to Mitch Farrell, who was one half of a West Indie Cricketer duo! We were very impressed by the effort everyone went to to get into costume!
Thanks to the following people and businesses for donating items on the night and assisting: The Orangutan Project, Free the Bears Fund, Karen Rotherham, Frances Ingall, Lorraine Dunn, Shae Holden, Dan Noble, Kate O'Connell, Tupperware, Saving Rhinos, Save Foundation, RARE BAGS, Perth Zoo, Jet & Ruby and Platters R Us.