As we head into Autumn we are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Wildlife Land Trust, joining our 793 members in contributing over 79,000 hectares of wildlife-friendly land.

Among our newest arrivals is Caley’s Refuge, a eucalypt woodland which forms a wildlife corridor for barking owls, black cockatoos and letter-winged kites.

Floods on the east coast

March was an incredibly difficult month for our members in southern Queensland and New South Wales, with floods and storms damaging huge swathes of land along the east coast. Many sanctuaries lost houses and wildlife care facilities, and the damage to waterways and valuable habitat was immense. I travelled to Lismore with WLT Head of Programs Evan Quartermain to deliver supplies to affected people and learn more about how we could help sanctuaries in need.

Flood support

With generous donations from Humane Society International’s supporters, we have already provided more than $40,000 to wildlife carers and sanctuaries affected by floods! Our grants have helped displaced wombats find shelter, repaired dingo, flying-fox and bird enclosures, and even supported rescued cows on a severely flooded sanctuary. Learn more about our flood response here: https://hsi.org.au/blog/rapid-response-to-help-the-animal-victims-of-floods/

Sanctuaries You Can Stay

And in lighter news, the start of April means that holidays are just around the corner! Now’s a great time to support local, eco-friendly businesses by vacationing in Australia, and we have fantastic options to suit any lifestyle in our Sanctuaries You Can Stay program.

For adventurous types, The Beet Retreat Vegan B&B in Noosa, QLD is the perfect homebase. Take part in plant-based cooking classes, visit the rainforests or head off on mountain biking, hiking and kayaking adventures close by! Start planning your next trip here: https://www.wildlifelandtrust.org.au/index.php/explore/sanctuariesyoucanstay