Why yes we have a Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Trust

johnboy 4 July 2013

Great news thrillseekers as word reaches us that the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve are now being managed by a Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Trust:

“The Trust’s new website www.cwwct.org.au showcases two of Canberra’s living environments while enabling the community, corporate sectors, local entrepreneurs, developers, and interested local residents an opportunity to support or become involved with these two reserves” said Max Bourke President of The Trust.

Two special places

The Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve together protect over 600 hectares of the Australian Capital Territory’s most significant landscapes. These reserves showcase the importance of environmental assets in our communities.

The Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary provides a safe haven, where healthy box-gum woodland can thrive and ‘wildness’ be experienced. It sustains a representative diversity of woodland plants and animals while inspiring respect for and understanding of the beauty, richness of species and ecological processes of Australia.

The Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is a species-rich urban wetland that provides an important refuge for migrating and other birds and is a place where you can enjoy and learn about the special characteristics of wetlands and birdlife within them.

The difference between these reserves and all others in the Territory is that they are in our backyard and they have an extremely focussed and intensive evidence based management system that is unique in Australia. Both these reserves have the potential to produce long term results in ways we have never managed to achieve before for the benefit of our children and our grandchildren.

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