We live in a world where natural mineral resources are becoming increasingly threatened. Today more and more human beings are beginning to realise that unless we act and make use of natural forms of energy such as wind, sun, water and earth, we could cause irreversible damage to the planet and the sensitive eco system that we are all part of.
At the Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park we support the urgent need for this change. We are, therefore, working hard to create a self-sustaining eco-system which consists of an animal, bird and plant-life sanctuary, and our commitment to harness the natural energies available to us, for their simplest purpose – life.
At this stage we use rainwater tanks for our water supply. We have chicken for eggs and sheep for milk. We have begun to cultivate organic vegetables and herbs as well as an orchard and a vineyard. Furthermore, we are looking to turn to solar and wind power for our energy supply. Through each season, we are gaining more knowledge and experience with the land. This is a huge learning curve for us and hopefully a chance to teach others in the future.