Eddy Wajon is passionate about conserving, preserving and restoring Western Australia's flora, fauna, fungi and vegetation associations in their native habitat, and I run campaigns to achieve those goals.
Eddy Wajon has written many submissions opposing land clearing: helped save Anstey-Keane bushland from the Keane Road extension, organised or been part of powerful campaigns against Roe Highway (Stages 7 & 8), campaigned to save Jandakot Airport bushland, campaigned to save the Fraser Road Grand Spider Orchid population, and campaigned to save the Murdoch bushland from the Fiona Stanley Hospital development. Where these developments have still proceeded, Eddy Wajon has been instrumental in efforts to minimise impacts, implement meaningful offsets and rescue plants for planting in local bushland and home gardens.
Eddy Wajon made submissions to Perth’s Bush Plan – now known as Bush Forever – a scheme that was designed to protect and retain the best remnant patches of Perth’s native vegetation.
Eddy Wajon is the Chair of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia's Roadside Vegetation sub- committee trying to prevent and reduce the amount of clearing of vegetation, including ancient, unique and iconic trees, alongside roadsides throughout the south west of Western Australia, legally and illegally, by local governments and Main Roads WA.
As Convenor of the Friends of Ken Hurst Park, Eddy Wajon is involved with the management of a 54 ha remnant patch of bushland in Leeming in conjunction with the City of Melville. Eddy Wajon has been helped by numerous volunteers, and supported by several grants from the Department of Environment and Conservation/Department of Parks and Wildlife, to remove rubbish and revegetate degraded areas and un-necessary tracks.
Eddy Wajon and his wife own and manage for conservation Chingarrup Sanctuary, a 572 ha bush block in the Fitz-Stirling Gondwana Link Corridor, and Mondurup View, a 46 ha bush block in the Gondwana Link Corridor west of the Stirling Ranges. We were the first purchasers of land in Gondwana Link. On Chingarrup Sanctuary, in association with Gondwana Link Ltd and Greening Australia, we commissioned revegetation of 80 ha of cleared farmland with locally native species. On both properties, we undertake feral animal control, and document and photograph native plant and animal species. On Chingarrup Sanctuary, we also undertake bird mist netting, fauna pit trapping, moth light trapping and ant collection through the assistance of Bush Heritage Australia, the Conservation Council of WA and Citizen Scientists. There are at least 400 native plant species and 600 fauna species on Chingarrup Sanctuary including mammals, birds, bats, reptiles, moths, ants and spiders.
Chingarrup Sanctuary was featured on ABC Landline on 25 May 2014 (see http://www.abc.net.au/landline) and in a Utube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjC2QZKCjeY) showcasing and enticing everyone to contribute to Gondwana Link or Gondwana-like actions.