Saving an ecosystem

one of south Australia's endangered ecosystems, the western basalt plains grasslands, has found a saviour in John Wamsley, founder and managing director of the wildlife conservation company Earth Sanctuaries.

The South Australian environmentalist has bought a 1000-hectare property for US $7.8 million to protect Victoria's wildlife sanctuary at the You Yangs near Geelong. Only 200,000 hectares remain of the basalt plain grasslands, which once covered more than 2,100,000 hectares of Victoria. Less than 2,