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- 308 hectares
A dedicated wildlife sanctuary and release site used for wildlife rehabilitation, education, recreation, tourism and agriculture


Ken and Sandy Loveland are the owners of Kenandra, a property located approximately 200km south of Geraldton and 200km north of Perth.  The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and release site used for wildlife rehabilitation, education, recreation, tourism and agriculture, and is currently set up as an Agroforestry Enterprise and farm-stay with future plans for a Solar farm on a 9 ha section of the land.  Kenandra is also used by a not for profit charity called Loveland For Wildlife Inc., which is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of wildlife.  It is Ken and Sandy's intent to eventually remove all feral pests from the sanctuary and enclose the entire property with a vermin proof fence, as well as for it to be a release site for endangered species.  Furthermore, Kenandra has been a registered Land for Wildlife member since 2007.

The sanctuary covers 308 very diverse hectares adjacent to the Hill River and Hill River Reserve, with more than 50% being natural bushland and features including undulating sand over clays, river silts, mound springs, and outcrops of sandstone, limestone and ironstone.  Vegetation includes natural stands of marri (Corymbia calophylla), river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), York gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba), blackbutt (Eucalyptus todtiana), Banksia species include B. prionotesB. attenuata and B. menziesii,  swamp paperbark (Melaleuca rhaphiaphylla), and plantations of Acacia acuminata (5,000) to host sandalwood, maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) (6,000), broombush (Melaleuca uncinata) (10,000) and various other types of eucalypts for shelter belting and erosion control.

Known wildlife inhabitants of Kenandra include western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), western brush wallabies (Macropus irma), Euro wallaroos (Macropus robustus), emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), and bungarras (Varanus gouldii), various snakes and lizards such as pythons, gwardars (Pseudonaja nuchalis), bandy bandys (Vermicella annulata), blind snakes (Ramphotyphlopsspp.), bobtails (Tiliqua rugosa) and goannas (Varanus varius), long-necked tortoise (Obliqua).

The property also features bird species including Carnaby's black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), western corellas (Cacatua pastinator), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), Australian magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), willy wagtails (Rhipidura leucophrys), New Holland honeyeaters (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), splendid fairywrens (Malurus splendens), mistletoebirds (Dicaeum hirundinaceum), scarlet robins (Petroica boodang), western wattlebirds (Anthochaera lunulata), Australasian grebes (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae), grey fantails (Rhipidura albiscapa), owls, eagles, wild ducks, Australian ravens (Corvus coronoides), swallows, and many more. 

Property Name Kenandra
Property Size 308 hectares
Property Features Land For Wildlife, Wildlife Carer, Wildlife Release Site, Sanctuaries You Can Stay
Owners Ken and Sandy Loveland
Member Since 2012