Annual Reports

Last updated: Thursday 04 August, 2016

How our supporters helped protect more of Australia over the past year.

This 2015-16 Annual Report includes the Chief Executive's Report, a concise Financial Report, and stunning photos and stories of our conservation successes.


Hectares secured for conservation

  • During 2015–16 we achieved our 2017 goal of securing 6 million hectares for conservation.
  • As of 31 March 2016 we're working directly and with others to manage 6.2 million ha of land for conservation.
  • We own and protect 1.22 million hectares and help our partners to manage over  4.98 million ha.

New partnerships and reserves

  • Two new reserves were purchased (Pullen Pullen in Queensland and the Wychitella Block, which was added to the Nardoo Hills reserve cluster in Victoria).
  • Four new partnership commitments began with Aboriginal groups across northern Australia.

Threatened species now protected on our reserves and partnership lands

  • 101 plants, 75 birds, 25 mammals, 11 reptiles, 4 invertebrates, 4 fish and 2 amphibians.

Progress with our 10-year Science Plan

  • We partnered in two Australian Research Council linkage projects
  • Supported two post‑graduate scholarships
  • Employed one science intern and two science fellows
  • Worked on re-introduction trials for two significant species
  • Published seven peer‑reviewed papers, presenting at 13 conferences and symposia
  • Contributed to over 50 active research projects with researchers from 18 universities.

Volunteer and community engagement

  • 35,690 volunteer hours contributed by 454 volunteers and 25 volunteer community groups.
  • 8,939 people visited our reserves.
  • 26 supporter events were hosted nationally.

Previous reports

For Annual, Conservation or Financial Reports from previous years, see our Reports archive.

Bush Heritage was recognised in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers 2013 Transparency Awards for the quality and transparency of our reporting.

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