This February six new members joined the Wildlife Land Trust, contributing 78 hectares and bringing us to a total of 645 sanctuaries across Australia!

Among these is Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers, a camping ground and release site for rehabilitated wildlife including koalas, possums and kangaroos.

HSI Disaster Recovery Fund

Are you helping wildlife to recover from droughts, fires, floods or starvation events? Humane Society International's disaster response fund can provide ongoing funding for recovery efforts like new wildlife enclosures, supplementary feeding and medical costs for animals in care. Click here to learn more: http://wildlifelandtrust.org.au/resources/emergency-support

Good News for Wombats

In a welcome turn of events this month, a plan to cull southern-hairy nosed wombats in the Yorke Peninsula was cancelled in favour of non-lethal alternatives. Following pressure from environmental groups like Humane Society International, the Aboriginal Lands Trust is now considering creating a wombat reserve on the property to prevent conflict between the property manager and the wombats. Humane Society International strongly opposes wildlife culling, especially considering the drought and habitat destruction we've seen this summer. We're thrilled to see land managers exploring the many better options for living alongside wildlife.

Sanctuaries for Sale

If you're looking for a new home, look no further than our Sanctuaries for Sale listings! WLT sanctuary Mudgeroo Emu Farm and Animal Refuge is a spacious and charming family home situated close to the Jervis Bay beaches. Currently a rehabilitation site for emus, kangaroos and wombats, this sanctuary features enclosures and pens as well as secure paddocks for horses – all surrounded by picturesque eucalypt woodlands. Read more here. 

Grants for Victorians

Calling all Victorian members! Bushfire Recovery Victoria, a government agency helping communities recover in the wake of bushfires, is now available for grants and assistance. A wide range of programs are available to help fire-affected communities clean up, rebuild and recover – check them out here: https://www.vic.gov.au/bushfire-recovery-programs-and-initiatives

We hope you're looking forward to some cooler weather on your sanctuary!