Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge + Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Central Florida. Their mission is to rescue, raise, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned native Florida species. In addition, they provide education about respecting and preserving the environment, local wildlife and ecosystems. Back to Nature receives over 3,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year, with the hopes of getting them back into the wild where they belong.
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and the Hyatt Regency Orlando Int’l Airport have partnered the last two years, where they have educated staff on their facility and the ecosystems in the Central Florida area. The hotel hosted a supply drive to assist Back to Nature, and collected animal food, used blankets, and towels for the animals housed at the refuge. In addition, the hotel has donated linen and charity items for the organizations fundraising efforts.
The Hyatt Community Grant will be used to purchase metal animal enclosures, which will enhance their current wooden structures. In addition, it will allow the refuge additional space to house injured or orphaned animals like raccoons, and possums. The enclosures are pre-release cages that will be used before the animal is released back into its natural habitat.
The Hyatt Regency Orlando Int’l Airport will visit Back to Nature to assist in assembling the screen enclosures for the rescued wildlife.