In 2006, Greening Australia and Bush Heritage jointly purchased Yarrabee, a 923-hectare patch of bush located in the Fitz-Stirlings on Noongar country, 481km south east of Perth in Western Australia.
Jointly we replanted native bushland at Yarrabee, which is considered a key property in reconnecting remaining bushland between the Stirling Range and the Fitzgerald River national parks.
The new bushland plantings are providing habitat for species such as Carnaby's Cockatoo, Black-gloved Wallabies and Honey Possums.
Yarrabee also protects a range of plants belonging to the Proteaceae family, an ancient lineage of spectacular flowering shrubs that include Banksias, Grevilleas and Hakeas.
In 2018 it was agreed that in the interests of efficient management, we would transfer ownership of this reserve to Greening Australia in full, rather than continue to share it.
That transfer was made official in late 2019, bringing our official national reserve count to 36.
We are confident that a single conservation management structure across the entire property by our trusted partner organisation is the most efficient and effective approach for this reserve.
A covenant has been placed on this special piece of land, to ensure that it’s protected in perpetuity for conservation. Bush Heritage will focus our environmental efforts on the South Coast on our five owned reserves and three local partnerships.
Yarrabee is in good hands and will continue to be protected forever.