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New South Wales

Total land protected: 17,023 hectares

Brogo Reserve

Map of Brogo ReserveEstablished: 1995
Area: 120 hectares
Location: 20km north of Bega

In the valley of the Brogo River, this reserve is one of the largest areas of intact native bushland in the region, and conserves forest ecosystems poorly protected elsewhere in the state. More than 90% of Australia's dry rainforests have been destroyed. Brogo protects patches of the most southerly remnants in NSW.

Burrin Burrin Reserve

Map of Burrin Burrin ReserveEstablished: 1999
Area: 411 hectares
Location: 80km east of Canberra

This is a place of deep, walled valleys and ferny valley floors. In the 1970s environmental activist Richard Sylvan came across this bushland property destined to be cleared and decided to buy it. It was bequested to Bush Heritage for ongoing protection.

Nameless Sylvan

'Nameless' Sylvan ReserveEstablished: 2007
Area: 54 hectares
Location: 100km south of Sydney

The resting place of environmental activist and thinker Richard Sylvan, this reserve was generously donated to us by his wife Louise. This small but magical reserve protects Illawarra subtropical rainforest (an endangered ecological community in NSW), including red cedars, giant stinging trees, brush bloodwoods and native fig trees.

Naree Station

Map of Naree Station locationEstablished: 2012
Area: 14,400 hectares
Location: 150km north west of Bourke

Located on the inland floodplains of northern NSW, Naree sits at the head of the nationally significant wetlands of the Cuttaburra Channels and Yantabulla Swamp. During flood events it becomes home to an incredible 50,000 breeding water birds and is rated as one of the 20 most important water bird sites in Australia.

Scottsdale Reserve

Map of Scottsdale ReserveEstablished: 2006
Area: 1,328 hectares
Location: 75km south of Canberra

Just 45 minutes south of Canberra, Scottsdale Reserve protects endangered grassy box gum woodlands and temperate grasslands. It's home to many rare birds and reptiles and is one of the last intact ecosystems on the Murrumbidgee River (which wraps around its northern and western flanks).

Tarcutta Hills Reserve

Map of Tarcutta Hills ReserveEstablished: 1999
Area: 720 hectares
Location: 210km west of Canberra

One of best known, intact examples of grassy white box woodlands, which were once part of a network covering some 10 million hectares of south-eastern Australia. They're now one of the most highly fragmented and poorly protected ecosystems.