Go green and gold and WILD this Christmas
Blacktown Sun, Tuesday 22 December 2009
Knox Journal, Wednesday 16 December 2009
Bush Heritage has a new range of WILDgifts, which are a practical way to protect Australia's unique wildlife and landscapes. A WILDgift gives twice - first to a friend or loved one and second, to the wildlife and plants that desperately need our help to survive.
Give a Bush Heritage WILDgift for Christmas PDF | 170 Kb
Northern Quolls found at Carnarvon Reserve
Courier Mail, Thursday 17 December 2009
In 1907, the western quoll was no longer found in Queensland and is now only found in Western Australia, leaving only the spotted-tailed and northern quoll - both of which are also fighting to survive. The good news is that northern quolls have been found at Bush Heritage's Carnarvon Station Reserve in central Queensland.
Northern quolls found at Carnarvon Station Reserve PDF | 209 Kb
Seed collecting at Scottsdale Reserve
Cooma Monaro Express, Tuesday 15 December 2009
Under guidance from Graham Fifield from Greening Australia, volunteers from Bush Heritage, Greening Australia and Kosciusko to Coast have collected a range of ripe native seed from the ecologically diverse Bush Heritage Scottsdale Reserve.
Seed collectors at Scottsdale Reserve PDF | 106 Kb
Bringing back our toughest native grass
Bombala Times, Wednesday 9 Decemer 2009
Up to 30 landholders from the 'Kosciusko to Coast' region, including Bush Heritage's Scottsdale Reserve, take part in a trial to re-establish Kangaroo Grass in areas susceptible to weeds, as well as providing food for wood- and grass-land birds.
Bringing back our toughest native grass PDF | 114 Kb
Scientists discover new boronia species
Cairns Post, Thursday 26 November 2009
The Courier Mail, Monday 16 November 2009
A team of botanists, zoologists and ornithologists have stumbled on a new kind of boronia and only the 10th finding of the rare green truffle orchid during a bio-blitz at Bush Heritage's Yourka Reserve.
Scientists discover new plant species PDF | 67 Kb
Darwin announces a native discovery PDF | 59 Kb
From the origin of species to their future
The Age, Saturday 21 November 2009
In 2009, scientists discovered a new kind of boronia on Yourka Reserve in North Queensland. Chris Darwin, Charles Darwin's great-great-grandson, writes about Australia's unique biodiversity and maintaining hope as we face the loss of hundreds of species on a daily basis.
From the origin of species to their future PDF | 99 Kb
Climate project launched by Chris Darwin
Charles Darwin's great-great-grandson, Bush Heritage Ambassador Chris Darwin, launched a Climate Change Observatory project. The project is taking place at Bush Heritage Australia's Charles Darwin Reserve, north-east of Perth.
Watch on YouTube (Sky News, Eco Report) October 2009
Darwin's New Theory (Sunday Times) Sun 20 Sep 2009 PDF | 108 Kb
A natural selection: regret turns to blooming marvel for Darwin (Sun Herald) Sun 30 Aug 2009 PDF | 162 Kb
Darwin descendant launches Wubin climate change project (Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate) Thur 27 Aug 2009 PDF | 132 Kb
Darwin ancestor sets up study (Border Mail) Wed 26 Aug 2009 PDF | 58 Kb
Charles Darwin ancestor launches climate change study (AAP Newswire) 26 Aug 2009 PDF | 17 Kb
Darwin's climate change study (Western Advocate (Wed 26 Aug, 2009) PDF | 56 Kb
Darwin descendant aids WA climate study (NineMSN) Tue 25 Aug 2009 PDF | 59 Kb
Challenge begins to protect WA's 'amazing' biodiversity (WA Today) Tue 25 Aug 2009 PDF | 68 Kb
Victorian woodland bird numbers collapsing
7.30 Report, ABC, Wednesday 21 October 2009
Victoria could be facing a wave of extinctions following a dramatic crash in bird numbers in the Box–Ironbark forests of northern and central Victoria over the past five years. New research shows that a shocking two-thirds of woodland bird species have declined dramatically over this period. The research was undertaken by leading ecologists, including Dr Jim Radford, who is now Ecological Monitoring Coordinator at Bush Heritage Australia.
Read the transcript at the ABC website.
Seymour Telegraph, Wednesday 7 October 2009
After the February bushfires, the bush looked dead. Now it is spring, and we are seeing how bush can survive and recover from fire. Bush Heritage Australia's Paul Foreman is leading wildflower walks on fire-affected properties to see the recovery and discuss how we can help it.
Survival lesson PDF | 157 Kb
Taking down the fences
ABC Radio National, Sunday 4 October 2009
A story about land clearing, ecological damage and restoration in Western Australia. But it's also a story of physical and spiritual healing that includes whitefellas and the land's original inhabitants – the Noongar people. Listen to Taking Down the Fences on the ABC website.
Know your plants
Castlemaine Mail, Friday 2 October 2009
The Box Iron Bark Flora Identification Course, run by Bush Heritage ecologist paul Foreman, aims to give participants an introduction to the ecosystems and indigenous flora of the Castlemaine area.
Know your plants PDF | 84 Kb
Conservation charities spearhead new farm land ownership agenda
Australian Farm Journal, October 2009
Between them, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Bush Heritage own a total of 3.6 million hectares of Australia. These conservation groups argue that they're not only improving productivity by promoting healthy landscapes and ecosystems, but they're also effectively managing the common scourges of wildfire, feral animals and noxious weeds.
Conservation charities spearhead new farm land ownership agenda PDF | 851 Kb
'A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man' - Science meets art in Queensland
Australian Bookseller & Publisher, October 2009
Dr Nicola Markus, Bush Heritage Australia's Chief Conservation Officer, speaks at the Reality Bites Festival, the Sunshine Coast's non-fiction literary festival.
'A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man' - Science meets art in Queensland PDF | 380 Kb
Clay seed ball workshop
Cooma Monaro Express, Tuesday 29 September 2009
Bush Heritage Australia's property 'Scottsdale' will be hosting a clay seed ball workshop to support replanting efforts. Seed balls are ideally suited to areas where it is difficult to dig a hole, rip or direct seed.
Clay seed ball workshop PDF | 82 Kb
Part of the nation
Weekend Australian, Saturday 26 September 2009
Chris Darwin's great-great-grandfather, British evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, was driven by a quest for the origin of our species, but it's the extinction of species generally that motivates his local descendant. He has acted on Charles Darwin's one great regret: that he didn't do more to help his fellow creatures. In 2003, Chris Darwin used his inheritance to provide nature conservation group Bush Heritage with almost all the $300 000 it needed to buy the 68 000-ha White Wells pastoral station in Western Australia's Avon wheat belt region. Renamed the Charles Darwin Reserve, it's now the site of a 30-year project to monitor the effects of climate change on plant and animal species.
Part of the nation PDF | 241 Kb
North Central Biolinks identifies important green links
Waranga News, Thursday 24 September 2009
The ambitious North Central Biolinks project is aimed at protecting and enhancing corridors of wildlife habitat in central Victoria. Bush Heritage Australia has been involved in workshops as part of the project.
North Central Biolinks identifies important green links PDF | 93 Kb
Paul Foreman, Bush Heritage Australia botanist and ecologist, will speak about the objectives and charter of Bush Heritage Australia at a U3A event in Kyneton.
Bush talk (Sunbury Leader, 8 Sep 2009) PDF | 88 Kb
Kyneton U3A in the Spirit (Macedon Ranges Guardian, 4 Sep 2009) PDF | 183 Kb
Rejoicing amid the regrets: National Threatened Species Day
Brisbane Times online, 5 September 2009
September 7 marks the celebration of National Threatened Species Day. Noosa ecologist Catherine Cheung explains why this particular date has great significance for Australia's rapidly declining natural national treasures. Bush Heritage Australia's Chief Conservation Officer, Dr Nicola Markus, is quoted.
On our watch
Dr. Nicola Markus speaks at the Reality Bites festival in Noosa about her book 'On Our Watch'.
Book review: On our watch (Cosmos) Tue 1 Sep 2009 PDF | 67 Kb
Dr. Nicola Markus speaks at the Reality Bites Fesitval (Weekender, Sunshine Coast) 25 June 2009 PDF | 232 Kb
From pickle to political profit
Canberra City News: 27/7/2009
Political columnist MICHAEL MOORE heads north and into the bush to see the proceeds of politics at work. And he's impressed.
From pickle to political profit PDF | 81 Kb
Conservationists have discovered a tammar wallaby near Albany.
Rare find (WIN News Perth) 10 July 2009 WMV | 970 Kb
Wallaby caught on camera at Monjebup Reserve in Western Australia (Albany Advertiser) 30 June, 2009 PDF | 101 Kb
Boolcoomatta Reserve on Landline ABC1
In a story about private conservation, Landline covers the issues facing private conservation in Australia. Our Boolcoomatta Reserve is featured including interviews with Reserve Managers and CEO Doug Humann.
Reporter: Kerry Staight:Landline ABC1 'Buying Back the Farm
Darwin on the origin of the Charles Darwin Reserve
The Australian, Tuesday 5 May 2009
This story talks about the current species discovery blitz occurring on Charles Darwin Reserve between the environmental not-for-profit Earthwatch Australia and BHP Billiton Iron Ore. This partnership has joined forces with Bush Heritage for the blitz - a pioneering method for discovery and managing Australia’s unique flora and fauna. Scientists from around Australia will systematically scour Bush Heritage Australia’s Charles Darwin Reserve to map, identify and name both rare species and those currently unknown to science. Chris Darwin, great-great-grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin, is strongly endorsing this project.
Chris Darwin, The Australian PDF | 195 Kb
Crown Jewels - Australia's National Reserve System
Australian Geographic, April-June 2009
This story takes a look at the National Reserve System, an Australian Government initiative aimed at protecting native flora and flora for future generations. 12 of Bush Heritage's reserves were purchased with assistance from this program.
Crown Jewels P2 PDF | 2656 Kb Crown Jewels PDF | 663 Kb
Malleefowl survey by volunteers at Eurardy is on the right track
Get Up and Go Magazine, 1st January 2009
"We are looking for footprints; not any old footprints, but those of the malleefowl. This large ground-dwelling bird belongs to the megapode family -as in big feet- and the trick is to find the tell-tale three toes pointing forward and back." Read Charlotte Francis' survey experience as part of the National Recovery Plan to monitor malleefowl populations at Bush Heritage's Eurardy Reserve in Western Australia.
Get Up and Go Magazine "On the right track" by Charlotte Francis PDF | 511 Kb
Tools of the accountability trade
Marketing Publication: February, 2009
Kate Kendall of Marketing talks to Ivars Draguns and 9 other direct marketers about the state of the industry in 2009 and the return to direct as the economy tightens.
Marketing: february, 2009 PDF | 672 Kb
Simon Nield recieves Australia Day award
Western Suburbs Weekly: 27/1/2009
Amongst those acknowledged during the annual Australia Day awards was the late Simon Nield; a volunteer for Bush Heritage Australia.
Western Suburbs Weekly: 27/01/2009 PDF | 80 Kb
Reedy Creek Reserve restoration work
Coastal Rag: 7/2/2009.
A report on Bush Heritages restoration projects at it's Reedy Creek reserve, protecting the foreshore dunes and it's coastal ecology.
Coastal Rag: 7/2/2009 PDF | 293 Kb
Orchid a rare find
Bendigo Advertiser: 21/1/2009
Around 400 northern goldern moths orchids have been found on the Bush Heritage property of Nardoo Hills. Bush Heritage CEO Doug Humann discribed the discovery as an exciting find. The link below provides the full article.
Bendigo Advertiser article: 21/1/2009 PDF | 26 Kb
Habitat Preserves Wildlife
Wimmera Mail Times: 16/1/2009
"In Australia there are a number of organisations striving to protect and preserve habitats for wildlife..." This article was published in the Wimmera Mail Times and identifies Bush Heritage as a key organisation working to establish, protect and preserve wildlife reserves for the benefit of native flora and fauna.
Wimmera Mail Times: 16/1/2009 PDF | 256 Kb
A shared future to conserve
National Indigenous Times: 5/2/2009
"Australia's environmental future lies in shared partnerships between black and white and private and public..." Bush Heritage is recognised as a leading conservation group involved in land acquisition and management. The full article from the National Indigenous Times is available below.
National Indigenous Times:5/2/2009 PDF | 368 Kb