Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, all donations greater than $2 are tax-deductible. Donations will be receipted to the Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Fund, listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations.
How much of my donation will be used on Administration?
None. All donations will be kept in Trust under the ‘Bettong Bungalow’ account, and used solely for the construction of the predator-proof fence for an expanded Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. The Woodlands and Wetlands Trust is underwriting the organizational administration and campaign costs.
What will my donation actually be used for?
Our aim is to expand the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary – taking it from 485 ha to 1,555 ha, by building big 13.5 km fence that keeps foxes and cats out, and lets bettongs and other endangered species thrive.
Every dollar raised will be used to build the fence (see image), and the equation is simple, the more money we raise, the bigger the sanctuary can be (and the better and bigger home we can provide for endangered woodlands species).
Surely the bungalow will help other species?
Brian and Betty and their family of bettongs are our flagship for the Sanctuary and the campaign. The following ecosystems and species of conservation concern (‘endangered’ or similar) will have enhanced protection with a bigger Sanctuary:
- The Critically Endangered ecological community: Yellow Box/Red Gum Grassy Woodland
- Extinct (on mainland): Eastern Bettong (mainland), Bettongia gaimardi and Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
- Endangered: Regent Honeyeater, Anthochaera phrygia, Swift Parrot, Lathamus discolor, Tiger Quoll, Dasyurus maculatus maculatus, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus obesulus New Holland Mouse, Pseudomys novaehollandiae, Superb Parrot, Polytelis swainsonii
- Migratory Species: Fork-tailed Swift, Apus pacificus, Rainbow Bee-eater, Merops ornatus, Rufous Fantail, Rhipidura rufifrons, White-throated Needletail, Hirundapus caudacutus
How did bettongs actually get back to mainland Australia?
Bettongs were reintroduced in an experimental framework by a partnership including the Australian National University, the ACT Government (Parks and Conservation and Conservation Research), and the Friends of Mulligans Flat. This was also supported financially by the Australian Research Council. Many people have worked very hard to get them here, and now they have out-grown their home, so we need you on the team to help build a bigger bungalow.
Can I visit Mulligans Flat?
Yes, Mulligans Flat is open every day or you can book a guided Twilight Tour to see the bettongs and other nocturnal animals at bettongs.org
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