Another great month in July has brought us up to 545 Wildlife Land Trust member sanctuaries across Australia, contributing to the protection of more than 63,000 hectares of wildlife-friendly habitats.

We've welcomed six wonderful new members to the program including Clogheen, a unique property in the ecotone of the Mt Jerusalem National Park and the coast. With eco-friendly accommodation, views out to Byron Bay and an indigenous grove of macadamia trees, it's a sanctuary worth visiting!

In other WLT news, the 20th issue of our Wildlife Lands newsletter is back from the printers and being sent out to all members and subscribers as you read. We hope you enjoy the sanctuary features as well as a very special article on Trish Kelly, dedicated conservationist and custodian of six WLT sanctuaries! We have plenty of newsletters to spare so if you'd like a few copies for friends and family please don't hesitate to let us know. The newsletter will be emailed and featured on our social media channels later this week.

Featured Sanctuaries

After a great reaction to Hannah's first Featured Sanctuaries piece on Boronia Farm we've now updated the WLT website with three more in-depth pieces on sanctuaries in Western Australia: Balingup Heights; Loveland Wildlife Inc.; and Yelverton Brook. Be sure to take a look into what motivates the impressive work of other WLT members – there's sure to be plenty of common ground!

 

Conservation News

The Queensland Trust for Nature is hosting the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) Private Land Conservation Conference in Brisbane this year (24th-26th of October), and Evan will be presenting a talk on Celebrating and supporting the collective contributions and diversity of Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary owners.  If you're attending be sure to come and say hello!

National Threatened Species Day is also coming up on the 7th of September, and this year Humane Society International is using the special day to raise awareness about the treatment of threatened wildlife species under the current environment laws. In the month leading up to Threatened Species Day HSI will be featuring 15 different species we have successfully nominated for listing that are being failed in some way due to weak conservation laws, as well as outlining the work we continue to do to secure proper protection for these critical cases. Check out the HSI Facebook page for more!