Pragmatic Play, a content provider, has donated nearly £7,000 ($8,243) to a wildlife sanctuary in Gibraltar.
Several native and exotic animal species can be found at the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP), including a new North American turtle exhibit.
Pragmatic’s donation totals £6,850 and will be used to help the AWCP refurbish its turtle ponds, which require running, filtered water to ensure the health and cleanliness of the animals.
Julian Jarvis, CEO of Pragmatic Play, commented on the AWCP’s turtle exhibit, saying, “Thanks to our donation, up to four species of turtle will be housed in a spacious pond in a prominent area of the park, and we look forward to establishing new ways to support the conservation group moving forward.”
The AWCP is Gibraltar’s only wildlife sanctuary, located in the Alameda Botanic Gardens. The park houses unwanted exotic pets and animals confiscated by customs, such as the cotton-topped tamarin, as well as animals on loan from international zoos.
Its overarching goal is to raise awareness of critically endangered species through conservation education.
The AWCP also participates in international conservation projects in the wild as well as captive breeding programs. Finally, the park hopes to play “an important role in the international effort to conserve rare and endangered species.”
“As Gibraltar’s only wildlife park, the AWCP plays an important role in the conservation of rare animal species, and we’re thrilled to be able to support the renovation of its outdoor spaces and turtle ponds,” Jarvis added.