The Australian Reptile Park was established in 1948 by the late, Eric Worrell. It is the only zoo in Australia committed to saving lives with its anti-venom-milking program in place for the past 50+ years, saving over 300 lives each year as the sole supplier of anti-venom. The Australian Reptile Park is the driving force behind Devil Ark and has donated a lot of funding, resources and time to ensure the success of the project.
Saving wildlife species from extinction is the driving force behind Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), working with partners such as Devil Ark and Aussie Ark to ensure species are around for generations to come. GWC has built its success upon a foundation of excellence in Exploration, Research and Conservation. GWC’s three key goals are; Save Species, Protect Wildlands and Build Capacity.
FAME has been a key supporter since the very beginning of Devil Ark. They were so convinced by the Devil Ark concept, that they made their largest ever contribution to a conservation project to ensure that it could be established. FAME is a tax-deductible gift recipient organisation and a Devil Ark and Aussie Ark partner, reliant upon donations from individuals to help curb the extinction of Australia’s most endangered species.
Due to the generosity of the Packer family and Ellerston station, Aussie Ark will sit on a land parcel of over 3,000 hectares (including the current location of Devil Ark). This land is owned by the Packer family and has been kindly gifted to Devil Ark and Aussie Ark for the term of the project, to develop this much-needed conservation program to build insurance populations of threatened and endangered Australian species.