Media Coverage 2009

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 ChristmasFile Download: 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 File Download: 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 ReserveFile Download: 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 File Download: 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 speciesFile Download: Scientists discover new plant species PDF | 67 Kb

Darwin announces a native discovery File Download: 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 File Download: 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 File Download: Darwin's new theory PDF | 108 Kb
A natural selection: regret turns to blooming marvel for Darwin (Sun Herald) Sun 30 Aug 2009 File Download: A natural selection: regret turns to blooming marvel for Darwin PDF | 162 Kb
Darwin descendant launches Wubin climate change project (Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate) Thur 27 Aug 2009
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Darwin ancestor sets up study (Border Mail) Wed 26 Aug 2009  File Download: Darwin ancestor sets up study PDF | 58 Kb
Charles Darwin ancestor launches climate change study (AAP Newswire) 26 Aug 2009  File Download: Charles Darwin ancestor launches climate change study PDF | 17 Kb
Darwin's climate change study (Western Advocate (Wed 26 Aug, 2009)
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Darwin descendant aids WA climate study (NineMSN) Tue 25 Aug 2009File Download: Darwin descendant aids WA climate study PDF | 59 Kb
Challenge begins to protect WA's 'amazing' biodiversity (WA Today) Tue 25 Aug 2009 File Download: Challenge begins to protect WA's 'amazing' biodiversity PDF | 68 Kb

Victorian woodland bird numbers collapsing

Southern whiteface 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.

Survival lesson

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.

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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.

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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.

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'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 File Download: '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 File Download: 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 File Download: 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  File Download: North Central Biolinks identifies important green links PDF | 93 Kb

Bush talk

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) File Download: Bush talk PDF | 88 Kb
Kyneton U3A in the Spirit (Macedon Ranges Guardian, 4 Sep 2009)File Download: Kyneton U3A in the spirit 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 File Download: Book review: On our watch PDF | 67 Kb
Dr. Nicola Markus speaks at the Reality Bites Fesitval (Weekender, Sunshine Coast) 25 June 2009 File Download: Dr. Nicola Markus speaks at the Reality Bites Fesitval. 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.

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Rare find

Conservationists have discovered a tammar wallaby near Albany.

Rare find (WIN News Perth) 10 July 2009 File Download: Rare find WMV | 970 Kb
Wallaby caught on camera at Monjebup Reserve in Western Australia (Albany Advertiser) 30 June, 2009File Download: Wallaby caught on camera at Monjebup Reserve in Western Australia 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 File Download: 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. 

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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  File Download: Get Up and Go Magazine 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 File Download: 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 File Download: 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 File Download: 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.

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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  File Download: 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 File Download: National Indigenous Times:5/2/2009 PDF | 368 Kb

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