Bush Heritage Australia’s conservation work is informed by science. A team of ecologists is employed on the ground to plan and monitor key targets and threats. It also partners with universities and Traditional Owner groups to learn more about the ecology of each area.
There are 6,746 species of plants and animals protected by their conservation work, including at least 228 threatened species.
One flagship example of their threatened species work is the recent re-discovery of the Night Parrot. Thought to be extinct for over 100 years, they were rediscovered in Western Queensland and Bush Heritage was soon invited to step in and create a conservation reserve around this population.
Subsequent work recording their calls and studying their behavior has seen several more populations discovered around Australia. We now have a second chance to ensure the survival of this unique and remarkable species.