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Woodland Reserve is Whiteman Park’s leading conservation program, providing a world class breeding facility for rare and endangered fauna of the state, including the critically endangered woylie.

Encompassing over 200 hectares of natural banksia woodlands, Woodland Reserve is a specially designed, electrified predator-proof facility located to the north of the Park’s Village precinct.

The Reserve provides protection for those species deemed most vulnerable to decline, with an aim to recreate the bushland to that of pre-European settlement (pre-Swan River Colony) condition. The project is one of Whiteman Park’s major conservation initiatives, funded by the Western Australian Planning Commission, and is a protected sanctuary, free of introduced predators.

Our primary aim is to facilitate the translocation and breeding of a number of native species that are no longer found in the area, such as the critically endangered woylie, as well as those whose survival is threatened, such as the tiny honey possum.

This environmental icon allows visitors an opportunity to see scores of native animals at close range on one of our Nocturnal Woylie Walks, all within a 25-minute drive from the Perth CBD.

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