In addition to the 36 reserves we owned in 2019-20, we safeguarded landscapes and species through our network of partnerships. By working with others, we achieved so much more.
11.3 million hectares
11.3 million hectares was the total area of land we protected or helped manage. It comprised 1.2 million hectares permanently protected through our reserves and 10.1 million hectares that we helped protect through our partnerships.
We prioritise the connection or expansion of existing protected areas, such as national parks or nature refuges.
45.4 million tonnes
The estimated amount of carbon stock on Bush Heritage's 36 reserves.
6700 native species
Were recorded on our reserves and our partners’ lands.
226 threatened species
Of the native species found on our reserves and our partners' country, many were on Australia’s threatened species lists, including 75 endangered species.
65 science projects
Our science and ecology team worked in collaboration with 25 universities and 24 research organisations to improve our understanding of the landscapes and species under our care.
25 Aboriginal partnerships
We worked in partnership with 11 Aboriginal groups on their land and sea country, and 14 Traditional Owner groups on our reserves to deliver conservation and socio-economic outcomes.
See Previous Annual Reports.