Executive Officer of the Trust, Denise Bond expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Trust “it’s actually a bit like Christmas when you get a phone call saying that a $10,000 donation is on its way! Marquis have provided regular donations of $10,000 over the last 6 years. The wonderful thing is that not only does this provide funds for much-needed conservation projects, but it feels like a vote of confidence in the work of the Trust, much of which is done by dedicated volunteers.”
As the world’s largest processor of Macadamia Nuts, it is inspiring that Marquis shows its commitment to protecting macadamias’ wild origins by supporting the Macadamia Conservation Trust.
These funds are contributing to mapping the location of wild trees and liaising with local councils and state governments to protect their habitat and to allow access to the trees to collect cuttings for the Wild Macadamia Arboreta.
We have some really exciting new projects in the planning stages, and this funding will help turn them into reality … watch this space!”
Image: Marquis CEO Steve Lee presents MCT with a cheque for $10,000 in front of a Macadamia jansenii, the rarest of the wild macadamias. Photo: Kevin Quinlan
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