WildCats offers a huge thank you to Al Mucci who has sadly announced his resignation from Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DFW) our partner in WildCats Conservation Alliance.
It was Al’s love of tigers as Dreamworlds General Manager of Life Sciences that brought him 21st Century Tiger, as WildCats was then.
Al Mucci went on to develop Dreamworld’s Wildlife Foundation, one of the world’s top zoo-based conservation funding intiatives donating not just to wild tiger conservation but to the conservation of Australia’s amazing native species. Wildlife Al, as he is endearlingly known in his native Queensland, was often found infront of the camera encouraging people to get more involved in nature.
He is a champion for Australian indigenous peoples rights, and introduced these principles into the Dreamworld businsess., culminating in the development of Dreamworld’s Corroboree interactive experience celebrating Indigenous Australian heritage, culture, wildlife and story. Al was also the Indigenous Relationships Manager at the Commonwealth Games held in Queensland in 2014 for which he won the Queensland Premiers Reconciliation award.
Under Al’s directorship, DWF has granted over £618,000 to WildCats for its (and previously 21st Century Tiger) operations and another £619,000 to directly support field conservation programmes in Russia and Sumatra. Because of this grant that WildCats are able to donate 100% of all the other donations received to the chosen projects.
We wish Al our very best in whatever he does next.