Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world, making its conservation even more important – 87 per cent of our mammal species, 93 per cent of reptiles, 94 per cent of frogs and 45 per cent of our bird species are found only in Australia.
Today, now more than ever our wildlife needs support than ever before and the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has taken the lead with Atlas Copco CEA.
The Bryon Bay Wildlife Hospital is a completely self-sufficient mobile Wildlife Hospital equipped with solar power, satellite communications, its own water supply, waste storage, diagnostic, operating and patient recovery areas.
The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is no ordinary veterinary hospital, bringing together the best wildlife veterinarians in the country, providing urgent care to threatened and injured Australian animals. The $700,000 facility can be driven and operated anywhere to treat any wildlife crisis to treat, rehabilitate and care for native animals in distress.
As all Australians are well aware, our natural landscape is regrettably renowned to the annual bushfire season and the dry summer months. According to WWF Australia, over three billion native animals were killed in the catastrophic Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20 including whole populations of our most precious creatures were decimated, often because expert wildlife medical care was not available.
Prior to these bushfires, two Australian veterinarians with a passion for wildlife, Dr. Stephen Van Mil and Dr. Evan Kosack had outlined the plan for a wildlife hospital like none before…one that could go where the injured animals are…and so the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital was born!
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital operates from a customised semi-trailer sized veterinary hospital that can be rushed to wherever the wildlife emergency is. Through a planned national rollout, we can facilitate response to treat injured and traumatised native animals, and avoid the suffering our precious wildlife endure during crises events like bushfires. We operate full-time veterinary services for wildlife year-round from our base in Byron Bay, working in collaboration with wildlife care groups to provide expert care for native animals impacted by diseases, habitat loss, traffic, urbanisation and pollution.
The requirement to provide of the grid – 24/7 support the facility would require around 15KVA to make the trailer operational, this included all theatre operating equipment, lighting, two air conditioners & all fridges.
The Atlas Copco QIS25.1 was a perfect fit as it combined a low cost of ownership, reliable performance and risk-free operation. The Atlas Copco QIS25.1 provides excellent performance with a 25% small footprint than other similar generators and a 13% higher load factor.
The Atlas Copco QIS range allows you to specify the configuration of your generator through a wide range of useful options, with the ability to customize everything from the power output to the required level of noise suppression.
The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital’s mission is to conserve, protect and ensure positive welfare outcomes for Australian wildlife through treatment, rehabilitation, research and education. To help achieve this, we coordinate events throughout the year to engage with people who are as passionate about wildlife as we are. Currently, we have no scheduled events but when do, you’ll find details including how to register! If you would like to donate please head over to the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital website!
The Australian Wildlife is needing more support than ever and Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has taken 10 steps forwards