October 2017

This month has been very successful, with 4 new member sanctuaries contributing 59 hectares of protected land to our network! 

We've now reached 492 sanctuaries and 59, 792 hectares, and we're hoping to surpass 500 members by year end.

Conservation News

Our Head of Programs, Evan Quartermain, has just returned from Hobart where he was chairing the 'Stewardship and Protection' session at the National Private Land Conservation Conference. Conservationists, landowners and scientists from across Australia gathered to discuss issues relating to the environment, agriculture and development. Overall it was an incredibly valuable experience and a chance to share the WLT's goals and ideas with like-minded people. 

From the end of October Evan is also heading to the US to attend the Land Trust Alliance Rally in Denver, Colorado. This annual conference hosts up to 2000 conservation practitioners and focuses on national land protection and conservation. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with our partners at the Wildlife Land Trust US (http://www.wildlifelandtrust.org/) and keep up to date with major conservation news and opinions from across the globe. If you'd like to learn more about the US Land Trust Alliance Rally, visit their website at: http://www.alliancerally.org/

Wildlife Lands 19

We've been working hard to finalise the 19th edition of our biannual newsletter Wildlife Lands, which should reach all of you by early November. We hope you enjoy reading about the beautiful sanctuaries and inspiring work of WLT members across Australia! If you'd like us to mail you a hard copy just let us know, and remember that you can read any edition of Wildlife Lands online at our website too.

WLT Members

Finally, we wanted to feature long time WLT member Linda Dennis, the previous owner of Fourth Crossing Wildlife and current owner of Middle Farm. Linda has rescued, rehabilitated and released countless native animals as well as providing natural habitats for existing wildlife on her properties. She also plays an important role in educating and inspiring other carers through both seminars and her website: http://www.fourthcrossingwildlife.com/. If you'd like to see her range of work, check out her newest video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr7vG66wdpA&feature=youtu.be