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Bush Heritage Australia

is a leading not-for-profit conservation organisation that protects ecosystems and wildlife across the continent. We use the best science, conservation and right-way knowledge to deliver landscape-scale impact. We’re on the ground, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the agricultural sector to make sure our impact is deep, sustainable and collaborative.

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We’re proud to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the places in which we live and work. We recognise and respect the enduring relationship they have with their lands and water, and pay our respects to Elders, past and present.

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Wedge-tailed eagle. Photo by Sandy Horne.

11/07/2024 11/07/2024

NAIDOC Week 2024: Keep the Fire Burning!

This NAIDOC Week, we’re sharing stories from three incredible Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander leaders at Bush Heritage Australia.

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Revegetation work being undertaken on Ediegarrup Reserve. Photo by Adrian Gaspari.

10/07/2024 10/07/2024

Bush Heritage Australia and Greening Australia unite to champion world-class restoration in WA

An ambitious project, jointly managed by Bush Heritage Australia and Greening Australia, will help wildlife move across a globally recognised biodiversity hotspot.

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Webinar: NAIDOC Week Yarning Circle 2024

09/07/2024

Webinar: NAIDOC Week Yarning Circle 2024

Join us for a yarn about Bush Heritage's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, and this year's NAIDOC theme - 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud'.

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After the purchase of Dodgey Downs, the paddock on the left will begin to resemble the remnant vegetation on the right. Photo Grassland Films.

02/07/2024 02/07/2024

Dodgey Downs farm to be transformed into nature corridor in biodiverse southwest WA

Bush Heritage has made a significant purchase of the quirkily named Dodgey Downs, creating nearly 4,000 hectares of connected bushland in a globally significant biodiversity hotspot.

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Bush Broadcast 'Deep Dive'

19/06/2024

Webinar: Dodgey Downs

Find out about an incredible opportunity to connect our neighbouring conservation reserves, Red Moort and Monjebup, and reconnect fragmented landscape in Koreng Noongar Country, Southwest Western Australia.

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Honey Possum on pink bottlebrush. Photo Michelle Hall.

05/06/2024 05/06/2024

World Environment Day and the power of biodiverse restoration

‘Generation Restoration’ is this year’s World Environmental Day theme, and it couldn’t be more aptly timed alongside our campaign to purchase and restore Dodgey Downs.

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Red-finned Blue-eye. Photo Calumn Hockey.

03/06/2024 03/06/2024

Unique nature reserve in western Queensland granted highest level of protection in Australia

Together with Bidjara Traditional Owners, we've celebrated Edgbaston Reserve’s new Special Wildlife Reserve status.

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Jack and Marja on Pilungah Reserve, Wangkamadla Country, central Queensland.

20/05/2024 20/05/2024

Something for everyone

After three weeks of caretaking on Pilungah Reserve, Wangkamadla Country, central Queensland, Marja and Jack were well and truly isolated.

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Dodgey Downs, remnant vegetation and neighbouring Bush Heritage reserves. Photo by Grassland Films.

15/05/2024 15/05/2024

'Dodgey' by name, not by nature

In the magnificent biodiversity of southwest WA, on Goreng-Noongar Country, the great dividing lines between vegetation and cleared land are stark.

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The critically endangered Central Rock-rat (Zyzomys pedunculatus). Photo: Michael Barritt & Karen May (used under Creative Commons license: CC BY-SA 2.0)

05/04/2024 05/04/2024

Conservationists and landholders unite to protect critically endangered Central Rock-rat

The critically endangered Central Rock-rat has been sighted on Hewitt’s Narwietooma property following ecological surveys conducted in partnership with Bush Heritage Australia.

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Woodland bird. Bush Broadcast.

28/03/2024

Webinar: Nardoo Hills turns 20

Victoria has cleared over 80% of its woodlands. In the face of that destruction, 20 years ago Bush Heritage managed to secure critical patches of temperate woodlands within Nardoo Hills, which have been cared for ever since. It’s a beautiful milestone and a cause for celebration.

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A Brushtail Possum at Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary, Badimia Country, WA. Photo: Brad Leue

BUSHTRACKS 25/03/2024

Possum party

Four hours north-east of Perth, the sight of a Brushtail Possum is one for celebration. It was recorded on a motion-sensor camera, and has been on a very special journey.

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Fire on Yourka Reserve, Jirrbal and Warrungu Country, QLD. Photo: Alistair Hartley

BUSHTRACKS 25/03/2024

Team spark

Teamwork, firebreaks and prescribed burning protects Yourka Reserve.

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Cumberland River and cliffs on Gadubanud Country, VIC. Photo: Luke Nagle

BUSHTRACKS 25/03/2024

My happy place

CEO Rachel Lowry revels in the rolling waves, golden sandstone cliffs, and the dark green of thick gum forest of her happy place.

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Ecologist Dr Donna Belder bird monitoring on Scottsdale Reserve, Ngambri and Ngarigo Country, NSW. Photo: Tad Souden

BUSHTRACKS 25/03/2024

Birdy barometer

One in four woodland-dependant birds are listed as threatened, and their populations are declining. Monitoring sheds light on how we can protect them.

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'The Painted Desert' on Evelyn Downs is located on Yankunytjatjara and Antarkirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara  Country, SA. Photo: Annette Ruzicka

BUSHTRACKS 25/03/2024

Protecting a painted beauty

Many paint our arid regions with a broad stroke and by doing so, obscure their vital intricacies. Thanks to our generous supporters, we can appreciate the diverse desert landscape of Evelyn Downs – our largest-ever reserve and newest acquisition.

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Patersonia fragilis 'fairy rings' at Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania. By Mike Bretz.

21/12/2023 21/12/2023

Peculiar Patersonia patterns

High above the 121-hectare reserve, they made a curious discovery. From the controller’s tiny screen, they spotted a strange circular pattern in the vegetation. Then another, and another.

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Tree in arid landscape.

20/11/2023

Evelyn Downs webinar

In-depth discussion of our campaign to buy Evelyn Downs in South Australia's Painted Desert. This spectacular property will provide habitat for over 60 species of conservation significance.

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