Western Australia

Last updated: Friday 27 May, 2016

Total land protected: 105,700 hectares

Beringa Reserve

Map of Beringa Reserve

As part of the broader Gondwana Link project, Beringa plays a critical role in protecting mallet and moort woodlands, which are vulnerable to frequent fires. It also protects some of the most important intact riparian (creekside) land in the region.

Established: 2007
Area: 1,142 hectares
Location: 380km south east of Perth

Birriliburu Partnership

Charles Darwin Reserve

The Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area covers 6.6 million hectares in the Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts – roughly the same size as Tasmania. The Traditional Owners are the Martu people who've established a ranger program employing locals from Wiluna and surrounds.

Established: 2011 
Area: 6,600,000 hectares 
Location: 900 km NW of Perth, 500 km SW of of Port Headland

Charles Darwin Reserve

Charles Darwin Reserve

Named in honour of the great naturalist, this reserve lies on the northern edge of the Western Australian wheat belt and extends into the more arid Eremean Province to the north, falling largely within the Southwest Botanical Province, Australia's only internationally recognised biodiversity ‘hotspot'. 

Established: 2003
Area: 68,600 hectares
Location: 355km north east of Perth and 60km east of Perenjori

Chereninup Creek Reserve

Chereninup Creek Reserve

Chereninup Creek Reserve is part of a vital habitat link between the Fitzgerald River and Stirling Range national parks. Three woodland types almost eliminated from the WA wheat belt region are protected here: york gum, flat-topped yate and granite sheoak.

Established: 2002
Area: 897 hectares
Location: 430km south east of Perth

Gondwana Link Partnership

Satellite image of Gondwana Link

An ambitious connectivity project that aims to restore and reconnect fragmented habitats between the Stirling Range and the Fitzgerald River National Parks and ultimately create an extensive 1,000km stretch of linked native vegetation from the karri forests of the south-west to the Great Western Woodlands around Kalgoorlie.

Eurardy Reserve

Map of Eurardy Reserve

Land clearing and the insidious spread of salinity have devastated much of this region, making the remaining bushland on Eurardy exceptionally important for species such as the nationally vulnerable malleefowl.  

Established: 2005
Area: 30,050 hectares
Location: 145km north of Geraldton

Hamelin Station Reserve

Map of Eurardy Reserve

Abutting the shore of Hamelin Pool and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Hamelin Station Reserve is a former sheep station of exceptional conservation importance.

Established: 2015 
Area: 202,644 hectares 
Location: 250km north of Geraldton

Kojonup Reserve

Map of Kojonup Reserve

The largest protected area of wandoo woodlands in the region, it shows us what this country was like before the destructive policies of the 1960s, when a million acres of WA bushland a year was burned, buried and bulldozed for broad-acre farming.

Established: 1996
Area: 389 hectares
Location: 270km south east of Perth

Monjebup Reserves

Map of Monjebup Reserves

The Monjebup, Monjebup North and Monjebup Creek reserves protect a significant patch of bushland that's critical to restoring and relinking the heavily cleared landscape between the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River national parks as part of the Gondwana Link Partnership project.

Established: 2007
Area: 2,063 hectares
Location: 430km south east of Perth

Wunambal Gaambera Partnership

Map of Wunambal Gaambera location

The land and waters of the Wunambal Gaambera people covers an incredible 2.5 million hectares of white sandy beaches, rocky escarpments and rugged gorges. We've helped create a Healthy Country Plan and worked on the ground with traditional owners and rangers.

Established: 2011
Area: 343,000 ha (Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area stage 1)
Location: 600km north east of Derby

Yarrabee Wesfarmers Reserve

Yarrabee Wesfarmers Reserve

A key property in reconnecting remaining bushland between the Stirling Range and the Fitzgerald River national parks. Yarrabee protects Proteaceae-rich heath on deep white sand – one of the few intact patches remaining in the area.

Established: 2006
Area: 923 hectares
Location: 481km south east of Perth

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