Sentis' land conservation initiative involves the purchase, restoration and management of land to support an environmental corridor for native flora and fauna.
In 2021 we purchased an additional 332 ha of land to protect for conservation in perpetuity. The land shares a border with the Candole State Forest and in turn, Yuraygir National Park - the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in New South Wales, Australia. This purchase is an important step in supporting a significant corridor effect, enabling plants and animals a wider range in which to survive and hopefully thrive. The seriously endangered coastal emu is one species which needs this wide landscape.
Our science-based approach has been supported by ecologists and has enabled:
A wildlife monitoring program using stationary cameras, with motion detection activation, as well as spotlighting and on-ground searches
The identification of over 360 plant species and more than 85 bird species
A feasibility study on the creation of a predator-proof enclosure to house critical remaining members of small mammal species
Work and volunteer opportunities supporting the local community
'place of many trees'
Banyula features in this recent update about the area from LLS NSW. This video describes why the land we purchased is valuable for many species of birds and small mammals in particular.