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Freshwater pool in bushland at Beringa Reserve.
Freshwater pool in bushland at Beringa Reserve.





1,142 ha


380km south-east of Perth

Traditional Custodians:

Koreng Noongar people

The gentle nature of the long, deep pools at Beringa Reserve belie their importance to the surrounding landscape and beyond.

These salt water pools, part of the Peniup Creek and Hegarty Creek systems, provide exceptional habitat for local native species and are fringed with dense trees and shrubs – an uncommon sight in this part of Western Australia.

Beringa is also an important component of Gondwana Link, an ambitious project to restore a 1,000km swathe of bushland from Western Australia's southwest to the edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

Flat-topped Yate (eucalyptus occidentalis) and flowering wattle on bank of freshwater pool.

As part of this broader project, Beringa plays a critical role in protecting mallee heath, granite communities and moort woodlands. It also protects important intact riparian (creekside) vegetation.

The small hollows that form in moort trees older than 30 years are used by tiny Pygmy Possums and Owlet Nightjars. Moort flowers are a source of nectar and pollen for a wide variety of honeyeaters.

Beringa is also part of a program to sustain populations of the significant Tammar and Black-gloved Wallabies.

This is protected thanks to our generous supporters.

A Sun Orchid at Beringa Reserve. Photo Keith Smith.

What Beringa Reserve protects

Animals: Tammar Wallaby, Black-gloved Wallaby, Western Whipbird, Crested Bellbird, MalleefowlCarnaby's Cockatoo.

Plants: Christmas tree, Cauliflower hakea, Chittick, Brown Mallet, Moort, Ongerup Orchid.

Vegetation communities: Flat-topped yate woodland, Moort woodland, Mallet woodland, Sheoak woodland, Mallee heath.

What we're doing

Feral animals such as foxes and cats are blamed for the loss of a number of native mammal species from this area and have left others, such as the Tammar and Black-gloved Wallabies, in a precarious position.

By reducing feral predator numbers, via an integrated control program, we hope to vastly improve the chances of survival for our native fauna.

We're also restoring native bushland, and working towards reducing the impact of destructive wildfire.

Dwarf Bearded Dragon on Beringa. Photo Chinch Gryniewicz.

Wallabies of Gondwana Link

The Tammar Wallaby was once so common in this part of Western Australia that it was a reliable food source for the Noongar people.

Today though, habitat loss and feral predators have drastically reduced Tammar and Black-gloved Wallaby numbers. 

We aim to support populations of both species by removing foxes and making more habitat available. 

Black-gloved Wallaby (or Western Brush Wallaby). Photo Annie & Ian Mayo.

Species at Beringa


Stories from Beringa

BLOG 08/09/2021

New daisy species for the Fitz-Stirling

This large daisy went unnoticed on our Beringa and Chereninup Reserves until botanist Libby Sandiford visited with her eagle eye looking for something different. Only a few plants were found and this plant may be listed soon as a priority species. Our FitzStirling reserves protect many rare and threatened plant species. 

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BLOG 04/05/2021

The secret life of soil

Did you know that there can be more organisms in one teaspoon of soil than there are people on the planet? The microscopic communities that live in the soil beneath our feet are critical to the health of the planet and ourselves.

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BLOG 10/02/2021

Full steam ahead for Fitz Stirling fauna recovery

It was a proud day for us in south coast WA yesterday as we hosted the launch of our Fitz-Stirling Fauna Recovery Project! This ambitious five-year project spans about 40,000 hectares, making it the largest integrated fauna recovery program involving private landholders in the region’s history. 

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Screenshot from WA wildflowers webinar.


WA wildflowers

Ecologist Angela Sanders and Alex Hams (Healthy Landscape Manager in South West WA) discuss our Fitz-Stirling reserves. Botanist Libby Sandiford  presents  floral assessments.

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BLOG 04/12/2020

Wildflowers galore in south west WA

Botanist extraordinaire Libby Sandiford has spent the past few years striding across our properties in the Fitz-Stirling in south-west Western Australia. She's documented an incredible 934 species of flora in just under 4000 hectares, which is highly biodiverse by anyone's reckoning.

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Wildflowers on Monjebup Reserve. Photo Jessica Wyld Photography.

BUSHTRACKS 25/09/2020

From tin whistles to tinsel

As we prepare to start a first-of-its-kind feral control program in the Fitz-Stirling, Noongar Traditional Custodian Aunty Carol Petterson reflects on the changes seen in her lifetime.

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BLOG 23/10/2016

Restoring bird habitat in south-west WA

Bird surveys of restored farmland are always full of surprises and this year was no exception. As a Gondwana Link Ecologist, I've been doing bird surveys at Monjebup, Chingarrup, Beringa and Yarraweyah Falls over the past two weeks.

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