President and Founder of ANARRA
ANARRA President Paula Rowlands and husband David Rowlands have been involved with wildlife rescue for the last 30 years. The Rowlands’ have established a wildlife refuge at 288 Greendale Rd, Glastonbury, a 40 ha property adjacent to the Glastonbury State Forest. The property was purpose-built to accommodate the care, rehabilitation, and release of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, as well as providing a meeting space and training room for ANARRA members, and a 24-hour telephone hotline for callers who find wildlife needing assistance. The property has several enclosures of varying sizes for macropods, 4 cages for koalas in various stages of rehabilitation, 5 cages for the various glider species, 2 cages for possums, 2 large and numerous small cages for birds including raptors. ANARRA also owns a possum release cage on a trailer and 50+ portable rescue boxes.
The facility also has a vet room for intensive care and surgery with a washout floor, stainless steel sinks, a fridge for medical supplies and intensive care units for infants of all species. The vet room is stocked with a range of medical equipment and consumables required for treating injured wildlife.
David recently established a fodder tree plantation with 3500 native species for feeding koalas, possums, and gliders.