Since the purchase of our first reserves in the Liffey Valley of Tasmania almost 30 years ago, we've expanded both our approach and our reach.
In addition to our 37 reserves, we safeguard landscapes and species through our network of partnerships. By working with others, we're achieving so much more.
11.3 million hectares
Is the total area of land we protect or help manage. It comprises 1.2 million hectares permanently protected through our reserves and 10.1 million hectares that we help protect through our partnerships.
We prioritise the connection or expansion of existing protected areas, such as national parks or nature refuges. The total area of protected land we’re contributing to is 80.9 million hectares.
43.1 million tonnes
The estimated amount of carbon stock on Bush Heritage's 37 reserves.
6359 native species
These are the plants and animals that call our reserves and our partners’ country home.
243 threatened species
Of the native species found on our reserves and our partners' country, many are on Australia’s threatened species lists, including 71 endangered species.
69 science projects
Our science and ecology team works in collaboration with 24 universities and 26 research organisations to improve our understanding of the landscapes and species under our care.
25 Aboriginal partnerships
We work 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.