Thanks to generous and inspiring support for the Curramore Matching Challenge, we are pleased to confirm we have surpassed our goal to raise $550,000 (raising $566,476) and can now expand this very special sanctuary.
The 26.1-hectare land acquisition at Curramore will:
This support means AWC can more effectively implement our three priority conservation actions at this biodiversity hotspot:
Systematic weed control, particularly lantana removal, has already restored 70 hectares of native ecosystems and now this important work can continue more efficiently across the property.
This is great news for the 15 threatened animal and plant species found at Curramore and for the Koalas, Subtropical Antechinus, Red-necked Wallabies, rare Golden-tipped bats and endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterflies, to name just a few, that find refuge here.
We are very grateful to our two generous benefactors who put forward the matching gift, and to all our wonderful supporters who rose to their matching challenge.
It is only through direct support that this project to expand Curramore has been made possible.
On behalf of the whole team at AWC, we say thank you to our generous supporters.