Boral Timber donates to new wildlife hospital for Kangaroo Island
Following the devastating bushfires which destroyed more than one third of Kangaroo Island, Boral Timber has donated materials to help build a new wildlife hospital dedicated to conservation on the island.
A team of volunteers, including contestants from The Block have worked to build the wildlife hospital. Unveiled on live television on The Today Show, the hospital will help Sam and Dana Mitchell from the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park be better equipped in their animal conservation efforts.
Since the fires, the couple has rescued almost 600 koalas and the hospital is being used as a treatment and recovery facility for wounded wildlife.
Boral Timber donated Spotted Gum timber as the external cladding of the building as well as the decking and all Boral Timber products are Responsible Wood Chain of Custody-certified which guarantees the timber is sourced from sustainably managed and legal forestry.
“As a proud Australian business, Boral is committed to supporting its neighbours and the broader community,” Boral Timber general manager of sales and distribution Leon Travis says.
“We were glad to donate decking and cladding for the new wildlife hospital, which will help to save hundreds of native animals.
“It’s important that we all pull together to help rebuild communities. We are happy to lend a hand wherever we can.”