Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Asea of Peace and Plenty

Ingrid Marker is the owner of Asea of Peace and Plenty, a property located in Carmoo, approximately 150km south of Cairns, Queensland. The property is a wildlife sanctuary and home, also used for education. The property is additionally used as a site for breeding endangered frog species, a research base for CSIRO to monitor cassowaries and a site of interest for Girringun Indigenous Park Rangers to monitor dingo pups in the area.

The property covers approximately 2.363 hectares, with 0.8 hectares cleared for the homestead, several tropical fruit trees and a lawn. The remainder is comprised of revegetated tropical rainforest, much of which is around 20 years old. One side of the property neighbours Wet Tropics rainforest zoned as high conservation value cassowary habitat. The other side features a seasonal rainforest creek.

An abundance of wildlife is present on the property including dingoes (Canis dingo), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), red-legged pademelons (Thylogale stigmatica), striped possums (Dactylopsila trivirgata), flying-foxes (Pteropus spp.), microbats, lace monitors (Varanus varius) tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), green tree frogs (Litoria caerulea), stony-creek frogs (L. wilcoxii) and Roth’s tree frogs (L. rothii).

A wide range of birdlife is also present including southern cassowaries (Casuaris casuaris), Pacific emerald doves (Chalcophaps longirostris), Wompoo fruit doves (Ptilinopus magnificus), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), butcher birds, Torres Strait pigeons (Ducula spilorrhoa) and forest kingfishers (Todiramphus macleayii).