This Sanctuary was founded in 1939. The preservation of the fauna and flora on the property is a significant part of our religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.
Because of these beliefs we seek to preserve the natural environment of this property and to avoid any unnecessary development. As a result, the majority of this land has been preserved in its natural state.
Over the years we acquired approximately 1,000 acres most of which has been encroached upon for Housing, Industry, Road widening, Community Parkland, Powerlines, Waterline and Sewer easements. Today the property is 200 acres.
It has always been a long held vision to retain a large parcel of our Berrinba property for ‘Conservation for Wildlife’. The donation of our land, now commonly known as “Berrinba Wetlands” was part of this vision and helped secure a larger portion in conservation. We also aim to secure a voluntary covenant on our land titles.
We have registered BERRINBA SANCTUARY with ASIC and are proud members of the INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE LAND TRUST and the local LAND FOR WILDLIFE.
Wildlife Land Trust
In 2007 Humane Society International launched the Wildlife Land Trust (WLT) Australia in an effort to preserve and protect vital native habitats and the animals that depend on them, in a network of sanctuaries both throughout Australia and internationally.
Protecting and preserving habitats and ecosystems are essential to the survival of all wildlife. Every acre left unexploited safeguards wildlife that desperately needs help to survive.
The role of private lands has now become an integral part of the solution, and private landholders with a concern for wildlife and habitat protection are in the unique and important position to make a very real contribution to conservation efforts across the country. Working under the guiding principle of humane stewardship, the Wildlife Land Trust network of national and international sanctuaries on private lands is dedicated to wildlife and habitat protection.
The WLT protects not only vast and impressive landscapes, but also the smaller, humbler places that provide for the needs of all wildlife, rare and common species alike.
“Berrinba Sanctuary” is proud to be a member of Wildlife Land Trust since August 2012.