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Moorunde Wildlife Reserve

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by Bowen Bowie-Woodham (subscribe)
I write, read, travel, garden, renovate, work, drink coffee - all the usual things. My lovely partner often accompanies me, and of course my constant companions, two feisty terriers, are never far from my side. We live in and enjoy South Australia.
Published April 27th 2019
Where the wild things roam free
Moorunde Wildlife Reserve is located in the triangle between Sedan, Swan Reach and Blanchetown in SA's Murray-Mallee region. Covering almost 7,000 hectares of mallee scrubland, Moorunde Wildlife Reserve is estimated to be home to at least 2,000 southern hairy-nosed wombats, which are an endangered species. At Moorunde Wildlife Reserve these wombats live their natural wildlife in the peace of the South Australian bushland.

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photo; Natural History Society SA, nhssa.com.au


Moorunde Wildlife Reserve is maintained by volunteers on working-bees, maintaining fences and access tracks and removing weeds. The reserve is owned and preserved by the Natural History Society, which raised money to buy sections of a working Station near Blanchetown in 1968. The farming land was rehabilitated over the next 40 years and water provided for the wildlife to reestablish in the habitat. In 2006 the Society purchased more of the land from the Station, so that now Moorunde Wildlife Reserve totals almost 7,000 hectares in size.

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Of course there are more than just wombats living in SA's Murray-Mallee!


Ongoing research at Moorunde includes monitoring wombat populations and DNA analysis of wombat scat to determine what plants they eat. Visit the Moorunde Wildlife Reserve page for more information, links, and options to join Wombats SA, or make a donation to this important long-term conservation and research project.

You can see a visual presentation on the history of Moorunde Wildlife Reserve narrated by Glen Taylor. Or read a radio program transcript about Moorunde by Peter Clements, that was broadcast on ABC Radio.
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When: all year
Where: Swan Reach, SA
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Great little article! Thanks Bowen!
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1441) 25 days ago
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