2013 newsletters

Published 05 Jan 2013 

Summer 2013

  • Charting the change
    Charles Darwin Reserve, at the junction of two major bioregions, is ideal for a long-term study into how climate change is impacting native plants and animals.
  • Rock-wallabies unveiled on Yourka
    Bush Heritage Director of Science, Jim Radford, shares his excitement over rock wallabies being found on Yourka Reserve.
  • Falling for the Fitz-Stirling
    Bush Heritage is joining forces with like-minded neighbours in south-west Western Australia.
  • From the CEO 
    "In October, the Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts of All Time were announced in Melbourne. Bush Heritage was the recipient of not one but two of the extraordinary gifts recognised."

Spring 2013

  • The Barnetts' bush memory
    A Black Saturday tragedy in the Victorian bush has inspired a remarkable legacy, the newest addition to our reserves.
  • A safe haven for the diamond firetail
    New hope for declining woodland birds like the diamond firetail is emerging at Scottsdale Reserve, thanks to Bush Heritage supporters, who are getting behind a visionary restoration project.
  • Sylvester Mangolamara: Wunambal Warrior
    Bush Heritage marks the passing of Wunambal Gaambera elder Sylvester Mangolamara, a man who inspired his people and left a legacy for their traditional lands.
  • Honouring an exceptional contribution: Phillip Toyne
    Life membership is awarded to individuals who've made an exceptional contributions to our work protecting Australia's natural heritage.
  • From the CEO 
    "The success of Bush Heritage lies with the caring people who support our conservation work - people like you, our steadfast supporters, who make all our achievements possible."

Winter 2013

  • Hideaway home
    The tiny tammar wallaby has a secret that Bush Heritage ecologists would just love to know.
  • Country that gets under your skin
    A connection with the land is a legacy that Tasmanian Midlands farmer Julian von Bibra inherited from generations of his family.
  • Around your reserves in 90 days  
    We take a look at what's been happening at our reserves around Australia - all made possible thanks to our supporters.
  • Science and art: a restoration 
    Ecologist Justin Jonson has spent the last two years piecing back together a living mosaic of plants, animals and landscape at Monjebup North Reserve.
  • From the CEO
    Gerard O'Neill talks about our purchase of Naree Station and the significance of our findings at the recent Naree Bio-blitz.

Autumn 2013

  • Making it count at Naree
    It takes a whole lot of planning, preparation and people-power to uncover the true potential of any place, as the upcoming ‘bio-blitz' at Naree Station - our newest property, thanks to our supporters - proves.
  • A place to breathe  
    As a Dutch-born immigrant, Grietje Croll first saw the Australian bush with fresh eyes - from the comfort of her new husband's tent. This was the start of a lifelong love affair, and a shared commitment to help protect the Australian bush.
  • Fighting feral cats at Charles Darwin  
    It's not just supporters like you who are helping scientists to protect native Australian animals on Bush Heritage reserves - school teachers are on board too.
  • From the CEO 
    Gerard O'Neill reports on his visit to Tarcutta Hills reserve and introduces the new reserve managers at Naree Station.
  • Tag-along to Ethabuka Reserve 
    Point the wheels of your 4WD towards the Simpson Desert and join Bush Heritage Reserve Manager Peter Welldon for a five-day tag-along camping trip on the magnificent desert reserves of Cravens Peak and Ethabuka. 
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