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The Habitat Restoration Fund (HRF) was created in 2006, by a group of people who wanted to take a more hands on approach to preserving their local environment.

The fund was established on Boonwurrung and Bunurong land. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend our respect to indigenous people who are present today.

HRF is unique to other environmental protection groups because:

  • Our focus is the on-ground implementation of projects.
  • We organise the long term maintenance and legal protection of projects up-front to ensure long lasting positive impacts.
  • We work on private as well as public land.
  • We employ professional environmental contractors to work alongside volunteers.
  • We provide opportunities for disadvantaged people to get involved in meaningful activities.
  • We are non-political.

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It’s time to start introducing you to some of the species our campaign aims to protect from the silent killer of second generation rodenticide poisoning. We thought what a better place to start than with the striking Powerful Owl that features on four of our beautiful greeting cards!

𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀: Powerful Owl, 𝘕𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘹 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘢
𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆: Strigidae – The ‘True Owls’
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀: Vulnerable
𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Endemic to mainland states of eastern Australia.
𝗛𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁: Primarily found near watercourses in forests, woodlands and sheltered gullies. Powerful Owls or ‘Powls’ as they are affectionately known also commonly inhabit urban bushland with individuals having been observed roosting in inner city parks and even suburban backyards. However, Powerful Owls are limited by the availability of suitable tree hollows for breeding, but this hasn’t stopped breeding pairs from successfully rearing chicks as little as 20km out from Melbourne’s CBD!

𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀:
- Powerful Owls are Australia’s largest owl reaching a whopping 65cm from head to tail with a wingspan of up to 140cm.
- An important top order predator Powls primarily feed on arboreal mammals such as possums and gliders. It’s not uncommon to see them roosting during the day with last nights dinner, usually a Common Ringtail Possum in urban areas, firmly gripped in their talons.
- These owls have a highly distinctive call, adults use a slow ‘whoo-hoo’ that can be heard over 1km away! Whilst chicks possess a high pitched ‘trill’.

As always thanks so much to @donnamitchellart for creating these beautiful works of art, and Steven Castan @estebanthenatureman for allowing us to use his breathtaking images!

Don’t forget to share far and wide to support our cause and purchase one of our greeting card packs or tee-shirts available on our website. The proceeds of every purchase feed directly back into our campaign to combat the mammoth issue of rodenticide poisoning in our raptors.