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A dedicated sanctuary used for rehabilitation, education, agriculture, recreation and tourism

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Tonia Cochran is the owner of Inala, a property located on Bruny Island. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary also used for wildlife rehabilitation, education, agriculture, recreation and tourism, and it is Tonia's intent for it to continue in these purposes with the primary goal of the conservation of native species. The biodiversity values of Inala are protected in-perpetuity through a conservation covenant with the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, and the property is also part of BirdLife Australia's Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project. Staff members at Inala are all trained wildlife carers due to the sanctuary's use as a release site for hand-raised and rehabilitated wildlife.

The property covers 607 hectares, approximately 75% of which is forested. Dominant native vegetation types present include wet sclerophyll forest, wet heathland vegetation, wetland, and pasture.

Wildlife species for which Inala provides habitat include swift parrots (Lathamus discolor), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), grey goshawks (Accipiter novaehollandiae), white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Tasmanian masked owls (Tyto novaehollandiae castanops), Bennett's wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus), Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), Tasmanian pygmy (Cercartetus lepidus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus), and a variety of bats, frogs, skinks and snakes. Additionally, Inala is home to one of the largest known colonies of the forty-spotted pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus), an EPBC Act listed endangered species that is only found in Tasmania, with around half of the total population found on Bruny Island.

Property Name Inala
Property Size 607 hectares
Property Features Wildlife Release Site, Protected Areas on Private Land, Birdlife Australia
Owners Tonia Cochran
Member Since 2014
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