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Native Animals Have A Bigger Home, As Woomargama National Park Expands

Blog Post - Native Animals Have A Bigger Home, As Woomargama National Park Expands

Woomargama National Park in southern NSW is now 229 hectares larger, thanks to the generosity of supporters of national conservation charity the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW).

Formed in 2001 from three former state forests and other crown land, Woomargama National Park is the largest protected area of forest west of the Great Dividing Range, with an incredible diversity of ecosystems across its 24,185 hectares. This Park’s beauty and value lie in this size … for good reason, it’s known as ‘the Border’s Kakadu’.

In 2018 FNPW ran a public appeal to raise the funds to purchase 229 hectares of high conservation value land to add to Woomargama National Park, home for 25 vulnerable or endangered species. The land was previously a privately-owned farm.

On Saturday, 4 May 2019 FNPW President Patrick Medley unveiled an honour board at Woomargama that acknowledges the contributions of FNPW's generous supporters to the expansion of Woomargama National Park, with two donors travelling to the park to attend the ceremony along with FNPW CEO Ian Darbyshire.


“Some 25 endangered or vulnerable animal species call Woomargama home, including koalas that were once common, but have now not been sighted for almost three decades”, said Ian. “Other native animals we’re in danger of losing if we don’t continue to protect this vital area include the Eastern Pygmy-possum, Squirrel Glider, the Greater Long-eared Bat, Southern Bell Frog, Regent Honeyeater, Superb Parrot and the Gang-gang Cockatoo”, he added.

“The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife is the only organisation in Australia that purchases land for permanent protection to grow our wonderful National Parks system, for all to enjoy,” said Ian.

 

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