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Impact Report

Resilient, together. The year 2020 showed us the power of partnerships.

The past year has been like no other in history.

Despite the challenges, Bush Heritage staff and partners across the country have had an incredible impact protecting the landscapes and wildlife that you love.

Thank you for making our impact possible.

By the numbers

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conservation reserves

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Aboriginal partnerships

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hectares protected

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research projects

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native species recorded

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hectares managed with right-way fire

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hours contributed by volunteers

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seedlings planted

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raised for conservation

“I feel more and more that the environment is fundamental to everything. All life depends on it and if we don’t conserve it, then all life is going to be the poorer.”
- Annelie Holden
Bush Heritage supporter, volunteer, and former owner of the Round House.

Landscape-scale conservation

Conserving Australia’s unique species and irreplaceable wildlife.

Conservation highlights

PHD researchers Al Healy & Nick Leseberg at Pullen Pullen Reserve. Photo Lachlan Gardiner.

Science & knowledge

Investing in research and partnerships that expand our understanding of the natural world and improve our capacity to look after it.

Science highlights

A Red-tailed Phascogale at Kojonup Reserve. Photo Nic Duncan.

Engage & inspire

Helping people to experience, connect with and learn about the bush to inspire support for its conservation.

Engagement highlights

Annelie Holden at the Round House.

Resilience & capability

Ensuring our revenue base is sustainable and poised for growth, our governance is effective, our people are safe, and our technology is secure.

Organisational highlights

Solar panels at Ethabuka Reserve. Photo Alex Kutt.


We gratefully acknowledge the following groups who were vital to our successes in 2020-21. 

Our supporters | Our Board | Aboriginal partnersCorporate partnersRegional conservation partnersResearch partners 

We rely on the generosity of everyday Australians. Donate today to help us continue vital conservation work. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and we can't thank you enough for your support.

Financial results

“At the end of the financial year our cash balance was $9.8 million, $4.9 million of which came from tied donations for multi-year projects, focussed primarily on bushfire recovery.”

Read Treasurer and CFO report in full >>


Donations & gifts (70%)

  Gifts in Wills (14%)

  Federal govt assistance (7%)

  Volunteer services revenue (4%)

  Conservation enterprises revenue (2%)

  Grants (2%)

  Interest & investments (1%)


  Conservation management activities (62%)

  Investment in new supporters (11%)

  Organisational support (10%)

  Communities, events & education (9%)

  Fundraising activities (8%)

Print copies

As part of our committment to sustainability and paperless communications, we've reduced the number of printed Impact Report copies.

If needed, you can download a full, print-ready PDF copy of our Impact Report 2020-21, including financial statements and auditor's report.

Archived copies of Annual Reports and Financial Reports from past years are also available.