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Bush Heritage Australia Annual Report

How our supporters have helped us protect more of Australia over the past year.
2012-2013 Annual Report

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This 2012-2013 Annual Report includes the directors' report, a concise financial report, and stunning photos and stories of our conservation successes.

During 2012-2013 Bush Heritage:

  • Purchased Naree Station in northern New South Wales to secure some of the most important unprotected wetlands in Australia.
  • Invested significantly in creating relationships and strengthening partnerships with traditional owners in all states.
  • Saw the Midlands Conservation Fund sign up ten stewardship agreements to secure 2600 hectares of threatened grassland in the Midlands of Tasmania
  • Maintained or expanded programs to control weeds and pests with particular emphasis on Siam weed on Yourka Reserve, Qld, rabbits on Bon Bon Station and Boolcoomatta reserves, SA, and foxes and feral cats on Charles Darwin Reserve, WA
  • Recorded improvements in the status of endangered species on Bush Heritage reserves with increases in the population of the tiny red-finned blue-eye fish at Edgbaston Reserve, Qld, and in the translocated population of red-tailed phascogales on Kojonup Reserve, WA
  • Saw 403 volunteers contribute over 2200 hours of work on our reserves around the country and in the Conservation Support Centre, Melbourne.
  • Experienced significant growth in our supporter base and in particular in the number of people informing us that Bush Heritage is listed as a beneficiary in their Will.
  • Achieved international recognition for our work in implementing and developing the Open Standard for the Practice of Conservation.
  • Held a national gathering of all staff in Kyneton, Victoria, in October 2012, to strengthen the Bush Heritage culture and build organisational understanding and cohesion.
  • Significantly improved our business systems, particularly in the areas of safety, planning and financial management.
  • Jointly celebrated International Women's Day with Trust for Nature, with 300 people attending to acknowledge the role of women in conservation in Australia.
  • Finished the year in a strong financial position.

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Page Last Updated: Friday 12 July 2013

‘Today, tomorrow, 365 days a year – your support is making a difference’

Gerard O'Neill
We could not do our work without the generosity and commitment of our supporters.

– Gerard O'Neill, CEO

Louise Sylvan
Our work to build resilience in natural systems has never been so critical.

– Louise Sylvan, President