Wild about Australian life
A PASSION for Australian wildlife led Belgian journalists Gunther De Vos and Eveline Masco to uproot their lives and move across the world to Subiaco in 2013.
“After several trips to Australia, we decided we wanted to be more than just tourists,” Ms Masco said.
The couple joined not-for-profit organisation Project Numbat about a year ago to give back to their community and help save WA’s state animal emblem from extinction.
Ms Masco said Project Numbat recently launched its annual Call for Collar campaign to support the Perth Zoo breeding program.
“Once a year, numbats are released in the wild and get a collar to track how they are coping in their new habitat,” she said. “We are trying to raise as much funds as possible to buy collars to track the released numbats By December, we aim to raise enough funds to buy 25 collars at $250 each.”
Ms Masco said they had just returned from an “amazing” trip across the Nullarbor.
“We love travelling the country and discovering as many native species as possible,” she said.
Mr De Vos and Ms Masco also volunteer with the City of Subiaco, assisting in rehabilitating natural areas and environmental enhancement projects.
Gunther De Vos and Eveline Masco moved from Belgium to Australia and volunteer with Project Numbat.