Buy a home for a honey possum with a gold coin this Saturday at Green Fair on the Square
Media Release from South Coast Natural Resource Management
The South Coast Environment Fund will be at the Green Fair on the Square this Saturday providing trees in return for a gold coin donation to anyone who wants to create a habitat for honey possums in their backyards.
The South Coast is one of the world’s few biodiversity hotspots, and is home to many unique animals and plants found nowhere else. Many of these are under threat from loss of habitat and feral predators. Honey possums are an indicator of a healthy natural environment. They are the only marsupial to survive solely on nectar and pollen and need a year round supply of flowering plants.
Justin Bellanger, CEO at South Coast NRM said “One of the great things about our towns in the South Coast is our connection with our bushland, but most people wouldn’t realise that there are animals like honey possums living just over the back fence. People can do their bit to create safe havens for honey possums by establishing native flowering plants in their backyards as an extra food source for honey possums. We’re excited to be able to provide some plants and advice to local people about how they can make difference in their backyard”.
More details about creating safe havens for honey possums and an online video with gardening expert Sabrina Hahn can be found at the South Coast Environment Fund webpage (https://southcoastnrm.com.au/about/donations). The South Coast Environment Fund is also actively seeking corporate involvement and individual donations to deliver projects to protect vulnerable species across the region from Walpole to Esperance and welcomes local businesses, volunteers and citizen scientists who would like to help with plantings.