Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Treetops Wildlife

Paula and Ian Paananen are the owners of Treetops Wildlife, a property situated in MacMasters Beach on the Central Coast, New South Wales. The property is a residence and wildlife sanctuary, also home to Treetops Bat Rehabilitation Facility. The property is also registered with Land For Wildlife. Paula and Ian intend to manage the land for these purposes, with plans to regenerate and preserve the existing bushland by removing invasive weeds and managing feral deer. They are also working to expand their wildlife rehabilitation operations.

Treetops Wildlife spans 2 hectares of eucalypt woodland and adjoins Bouddii National Park.

Wildlife is abundant and includes southern greater gliders (Petauroides volans), yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, microbats, grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and a variety of birds. The sanctuary is also home to a range of reptiles including pythons, land mullets (Bellatorias major), eastern blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides), lace monitors (Varanus varius) and long-necked turtles (Chelodina longicollis).