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July 8: Australian Wildlife Conservancy update and Curramore, Genevieve Deaconos
8 July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Australian Wildlife Conservancy is the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 12.9 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the Top End. Five important properties in Queensland, including Curramore (located near Maleny), are safeguarding some incredible species through innovative, science-led conservation programs. At our next Friday Environment Forum on July 8th, Genevieve Deaconos, a Senior Development Executive for AWC will provide exciting updates on the work of the AWC in providing hope for Australian wildlife through scientific conservation.
An ambitious AWC project in 2022/2023 involves the construction of a 950-hectare, feral-predator-free fenced area at Mt Zero-Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary, in north Queensland. Genevieve states, “At this property, we plan to re-introduce the Northern Bettong to their natural habitat, and rebuild a secure, genetically diverse population of this endangered marsupial. We are also working with the Queensland Government to protect the Northern Hairy-nosed wombat and save that species from extinction.”
Come along to learn more about how AWC is delivering practical, on-the-ground land management, informed by world-class science, to ensure the effective conservation of all Australian native animal species and the habitats in which they live – and how you can help.
Everyone is welcome at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville on July 8th to hear how AWC is successfully improving biodiversity throughout Australia. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by tap & go at the door which includes morning tea/coffee. We do ask that masks are worn to protect the vulnerable in our audience.
Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.