Gondwana Rainforest Sanctuary
Gondwana Rainforest Sanctuary was established for Australian wildlife in the South Bank Parklands, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Established at the site of the huge bird aviary, the sanctuary featured many species of Australian birds, marsupials and reptiles. The marsupials included Koalas, Wallabies, Brushtail possums and Ringtail possums. Featured reptiles included Australian lizards and snakes.
At the same time as the wildlife sanctuary, there was a Butterfly House, as well as canals and bridges and launches.
“The land masses of the world were once aggregated into a single super continent called Pangea. Eventually Pangea separated into two parts, Laurasia to the north and Gondwana to the south. Gondwana comprised South America, South Africa,Madagascar, Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand. Gondwana started to break up into smaller continents about 180 million years ago. Fifty million years ago Australia broke away from Antarctica severing its last links with the other great lands of Gondwana.” The Greening of Gondwana. Mary E White.
Philosophy behind Gondwana Project
Australia is the only country in the western world with its own rainforests. We should lead the world in educating the global community in the desperate need to conserve this dwindling resource. Gondwana rainforest Sanctuary was built to highlight the need to conserve planet Earth and the importance of rainforests in our survival. It became the conservation focal point for Brisbane