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New South Wales: Quoll Headquarters - 164 hectares - Steve Haslam

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Victoria: Witchwood - 9.1 hectares - Jill Redwood

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Queensland: The Roost - 39.75 hectares - Lynn Childs

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Tasmania: Lyn and Geoff's Refuge - 10 hectares - Lyn and Geoff Murray

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Western Australia: Tippaburra Valley - 2470 hectares - Buddy Kent

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New South Wales: Falls Forest Retreat - 80 hectares - Mary White

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Victoria: Wingura - 2.5 hectares - Suzanne and John Brandenberger

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Queensland: Cooper Creek Wilderness - 66.74 hectares - Prue Hewett

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VIC: Moonlit Sanctuary - Michael Johnson

 

Michael Johnson is the owner of Moonlit Sanctuary, a conservation park located in Pearcedale, approximately 60km south-east of Melbourne, Victoria. The property is a wildlife sanctuary which is also used for eco-tourism and conservation. The property houses rehabilitated and rescued native wildlife, and maintains a captive breeding and reintroduction program for many of its species. This property is currently a member of Land for Wildlife and a certified eco-tourism enterprise.

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Moonlit Sanctuary covers 10 hectares, and consists of restored native vegetation (formerly agricultural land). The property features approximately 1 hectare of wetlands and is bordered by a 1.2 metre fence. The property is comprised of woodland and melaleuca scrub.

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Wildlife known to naturally occur in the sanctuary includes grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps). A wide variety of bird species are also present, such as Cape Barren geese (Cereopsis novaehollandiae), Pacific black ducks (Anas superciliosa), superb fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) and crested pigeons (Ocyphaps lophotes). moonlit sanctuary orange bellied parrots release

 

Moonlit Sanctuary currently houses a captive breeding population of the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster), and recently won the Environmental Protection category of the 2017 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for its Orange-bellied Parrots Breeding for Recovery Program. The Sanctuary is also involved in breeding programs for other endangered species such as the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harisii), bush stone curlew (Burhinus grallarius) and spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyrus maculatus).

 

 

 

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