When the Humane Society International (HSI) was involved in the original negotiations for the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in the late 1990s, it promised a new era of environmental protection. The Federal Government had recognised its obligation to protect our environment at a national level and introduced...
This Earth Day, we’re thankful for the conservationists looking after nature on their patch.
That includes the 726 Wildlife Land Trust (WLT) members who are safeguarding more than 76,500 hectares of wildlife-friendly land and making an enormous contribution towards biodiversity. Our WLT members are devoted to managing their properties in the best interests of wildlife, and we have members in every state as well as the Northern Territory.
Blue dot = existing WLT member, Yellow dot = new sanctuaries
We know that many of you are planning holidays at home this year as travel restrictions continue to affect our lives. This gives us all a chance to have an eco-friendly holiday and support the heroes who are making sure that wildlife is safe and protected on their land.
Sanctuaries You Can Stay is a searchable database of WLT members who offer accommodation on their property—from rustic to absolute luxury!
Many also offer really unique experiences such as wildlife rehabilitation, holistic agriculture and bush regeneration.
We are always looking to grow our WLT network so if you’re protecting wildlife habitat on your land (any property more than one acre) we’d love to hear from you. You can email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 1800 333 737 and ask for Helen.
We’ve also just released Issue 24 of the WLT newsletter Wildlife Lands. It’s a great way to keep up with all things WLT and you can access the latest edition and subscribe to future newsletter at https://www.wildlifelandtrust.org.au/
Happy Earth Day and thank you to everyone who cares for wildlife and respects nature—we salute you!