Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Phillip and Genevieve’s Refuge

Genevieve Robey and Phillip Russell are the owners of a property situated in Maroon, approximately 30km south of Boonah, Queensland. Genevieve and Phillip purchased the property for conservation and are managing it as a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and recreational site.

The owners wish to use the land for ecological education and citizen science, and may establish eco-friendly accommodation on the block in the future. The property is currently registered with Land for Wildlife and the owners are hoping to increase the land’s protection with a Voluntary Conservation Covenant or Nature Refuge title.

The property covers 50 hectares on a high elevation near Mount May and Mount Barney National Park. The land is mainly comprised of undisturbed native woodlands, punctuated with large rocks and intersected by a seasonal stream. The property also features an off-grid cabin and eco-pond.

Vegetation is largely comprised of eucalypt and she-oak (Casuarina spp.) woodlands as well as native grasslands.

A range of wildlife is found on the property including lace monitors (Varanus varius), glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Zanda funerea) and pardalotes (Pardalotus spp.).