Big Island Wildlife Center receives large donation

Kapaau, Hawaii, July 21 (DHN) – Earlier this month, the Hawaii Wildlife Center received a large donation from a benevolent Big Island citizen. The gift was a staggering $400,000! Due to this anonymous Big Island donor’s gift, the Hawaii Wildlife Center will now be able to finish their brand new state-of-the-art building by the end of the year.
Located on the very Northern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Wildlife Center is in the quiet town Kapaau. Kapaau is widely known as the birthplace of King Kamehameha the Great, the Alii (King) that united the Hawaiian Islands. The center’s mission is to protect, conserve and aid the recovery of native wildlife. Through research, hands-on treatment, and science, the Center provides comprehensive wildlife rescue training and public education and outreach programs. Incorporated back in 2006, the idea for the Hawaii Wildlife Center began in 2004 as a project of the North Kohala Community Resource Center. Alarmed by the fact that Hawaii is the endangered species capital of the world, the Kohala community decided to get proactive about the situation and build a center to combat the problem. The center is set on two acres of land (which the real estate company Surety Kohala donated) and will be a hub for conservationists, wildlife biologists and the community to protect Hawaii’s native species.

Big Island Wildlife Center to protect Hawaii’s biodiversity.

Hawaii Wildlife Center director and founder Linda Elliott is determined to reverse the trends and protect the biodiversity of Hawaii. When the facility is completed by the end of November, the center’s 4,500 square-foot building will include rooms for medical treatment, lab work and animal intake. The total cost of the Big Island center will be over $3 million. The non-profit will begin operating 7 days a week once the facility is completed. Visit hawaiiwildlifecenter.org for more info. [alert]All content, unless otherwise noted, is created by and for Discover Hawaii News, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Hawaii Tours. © 2011[/alert]

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