Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Ukko Jumala

Adam Ahern is the owner of Ukko Jumala, a property located approximately 50km north of Nowra, New South Wales. The property is a residence and wildlife-friendly sanctuary, and it is Adam’s intent to continue to manage and regenerate the land as needed to ensure suitable habitat and high water quality for native vegetation and wildlife.

Ukko Jumala covers 4.3 hectares featuring areas of wetland dissected by natural streams on top of the Illawarra escarpment. A number of native grass species and remnant cool and temperate rainforest species are present on the property. Wildlife species known to inhabit the property include a variety of fruit and microbat species, swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus) spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and a diverse range of birds, fish and snakes.