I LOVE to run. I run to challenge myself, to socialise with friends, to free my mind and because it is a positive outlet, I run to help make a difference.
I'm inspired by the work of Conservation Volunteers Australia and wanted to support them by raising money for their Eastern Barred Bandicoot Program as part of my participation in Run Melbourne 2016. I'll also be volunteering at Woodlands Historic Park this year - planting native grasses, maintaining the perimeter fence to keep bandicoots safe from foxes and weed removal.
The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is a small, rabbit-sized marsupial native to Tasmania and Victoria, Australia. Did you know that the Eastern Barred Bandicoot is considered extinct in the wild? The tireless work of CVA Project Officer Travis and the many volunteers at Woodlands Historic Park has seen amazing success. Funds raised in 2015 have gone towards the purchase of a new scanner and much needed microchips for the growing population. These new microchips have been implanted in the many new babies that are being born, in this safe ‘predator-proof’ environment. As the program grows, CVA desperately need to purchase more scanners and microchips. By the end of 2016 they hope to be able to relocate some of the Eastern Barred Bandicoots back to Hamilton – where the last remaining 19 animals in the wild were found.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Conservation Volunteers Australia, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!