Bush Heritage - 2018 retrospective

Craig Allen
Published 21 Dec 2018 
by Everyone at Bush Heritage 
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2018 has been bright for Bush Heritage and Australian native species – please give a moment to take a trip onto our reserves by watching our brand new About Us video!

We've celebrated successes right across the country and we wanted to share it with you for making it all possible.

Here are some of the year's highlights.

Sunset through eucalypt foliage.

Two new reserves

We purchased two new parcels of land to protect forever: Basso Rd, near our J.C Griffin Reserve in VIC, and an extension of our Tarcutta Hills Reserve in NSW – all thanks to your support!

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Budjiti Traditional Owner Phil Eulo.

Naree Station Reserve

In April at Naree Station Reserve in NSW, we held a ceremony with Budjiti Traditional Owners to repatriate sacred artefacts back on country.

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Olkolo Manager Mike Ross with ecologist Allanna Brown.

Golden-shouldered Parrot

In July, the fate of the endangered Golden-shouldered Parrot is on the up after members of the newly-formed Recovery Team for the species met on Olkola country.

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Swift Parrot.

Swift Parrots

In August, we spotted a flock of 60 endangered Swift Parrots feeding at our Tarcutta Hills Reserve.

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Chris Darwin and his family on Charles Darwin Reserve.

Charles Darwin Reserve

In September, we celebrated 10 years of Charles Darwin Reserve with a very special visit from philanthropist (and great-great-grandson of the great naturalist himself) Chris Darwin.

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Plains Wanderer.

Boolcoomatta Reserve

In October, we installed 30 Song Meter recording devices at Boolcoomatta Reserve to help us locate and protect critically endangered Plains-wanderers.

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The Michael Tichbon Field Station.

WA field station unveiled

In December, we unveiled the fully sustainable Michael Tichbon Field Station to grow our conservation impact in the Fitz-Sterling region of WA.

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We couldn't have done any of it without you.

And dare we say that 2019 is already looking good? We're looking forward to sharing more conservation success stories in the New Year, like the search for the Night Parrot at Birriliburu, an exciting land acquisition in Victoria, a long-term restoration project at our Bon Bon Station Reserve and many more.

Stay tuned.

With gratitude and best wishes for a healthy country, protected forever.

From all of us at Bush Heritage.

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