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Impact Report 2021-22

A year of milestones and mapping our future.

Our Impact Report 2021-22 reflects on a year of incredible achievements. Thank you for making these possible.

Your support allows Bush Heritage to be the national organisation we are today, with over 54,000 supporters, 150 staff, countless volunteers and partners, all committed to our shared vision of Healthy Country, protected forever.

By the numbers

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hectares we help manage

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native species recorded

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threatened species protected

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science projects

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hours of volunteer time

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research papers published

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ha managed with right-way fire

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seedlings planted

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feral management programs

“Currently, we protect and support the improved management of 11.3 million hectares through our reserves and partnerships with Aboriginal people, the agricultural sector and other conservation groups.”
-Heather Campbell, Chief Executive Officer

Landscape-scale conservation

Conserving Australia’s unique species and irreplaceable wildlife.

Conservation highlights

Nardoo Hills, Dja Dja Wurrung Country, VIC. Photo by Belinda Lees.

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

 Richard McLellan sandalwood monitoring. Photo by Shayne Thomson.

Engage & inspire

Inspiring support for conservation by inviting people to experience, connect and learn more about the bush.

Engagement highlights

Honey Possum. Photo Nic Duncan.

Resilience & capability

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

Organisational highlights

Assessing soil texture. Photo by Matthew Taylor.


We gratefully acknowledge the following groups who were vital to our successes in 2021-22. 

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

“The generosity of our supporters has never been more evident than in the record revenue of $64 million achieved this financial year. We acknowledge and are extremely grateful for the trust our supporters place in us.”

• Gifts in Wills (60%)

 Donations and gifts (31%)

 Volunteer and pro-bono services revenue (4%)

 Grants (2%)

 Interest and investment revenue (2%)

 Conservation enterprises revenue (2%)


  Conservation management activities (67%)

 Organisational support (10%)

 Conservation communities, events and education (8%)

 Fundraising activities (8%)

 Investment in new supporters (6%)

Print copies

As part of our commitment 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 2021-22, including financial statements and auditor’s report.

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