Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Edala

Marie and Raymond Wynan are the owners of Edala, a property located approximately 50km southeast of Cooma.  The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary used for conservation and wildlife rehabilitation and release (mainly wombats and macropods), and has 43 hectares under a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Conservation Partners Program.  Marie and Raymond are also undertaking an extensive mange treatment program, which is extending into the State Forest which adjoins Edala as well as the property of their closest neighbours.

The sanctuary covers 50 hectares of land at the start of Numerella and Maclaughlin Rivers, approximately 1,120 metres above sea level.  Ecological communities present include Alpine Montane Peatlands and Swamps (Endangered, TSC Act), Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens (Endangered, EPBC Act), and Brown Barrel Forest (proposed Endangered, TSC Act).  Vegetation types are most commonly dominated by eucalyptus species.

Known wildlife inhabitants of Edala include eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), greater (Petauroides volans) and feathertail (Acrobates aculeatus) gliders, tiger quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), gang-gang cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor) and many other native species.