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2003 newsletters

Published 05 Jan 2003 

Summer 2003 newsletter
Summer 2003
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Summer 2003

  • Ethabuka – through the lens
    Bush Heritage ecologist Murray Haseler and photographer Wayne Lawler spent ten days at Ethabuka in late September assessing future
    management issues and taking photographs.
  • Fencing in and out
    Stuart Cowell, Leigh Whisson, Murray Haseler and Kate Fitzherbert report on the strategic use of fencing in feral-animal control.
  • The gift of a lifetime
    Bush Heritage bequest officer Anne Peedom spoke with a special supporter, Mr Warwick Evans, on the motivations behind his bequest.
  • From the CEO
    In recent months I've promoted our work to audiences across the length and breadth of Australia and North America. The fact that land in
    Australia can be purchased for less than US$2 per acre reinforced the case.
Spring 2003 newsletter
Spring 2003
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Spring 2003

  • A desert wildlife haven – the next reserve
    Bush Heritage Ecologist Phil Cullen describes our newest reserve – Ethabuka, a 214,000-hectare pastoral lease on the northern edge of the Simpson Desert.
  • Chereninup revegetation – a national first
    One of the largest biodiversity revegetation projects in Australia has just been completed on the Bush Heritage Chereninup Creek Reserve in Western Australia.
  • Working beyond the fence
    Conservation Partnerships Program Coordinator Nathan Males has been working closely with a neighbour at our Tarcutta Hills Reserve in New South Wales.
  • From the President
    Phillip Toyne on the Board's decision to relocate the national office to Melbourne by early 2005.
Winter 2003 newsletter
Winter 2003
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Winter 2003

  • Another reserve at Liffey
    In 1992, as Bob Brown was building the Australian Bush Heritage Fund, Dr Judy Henderson was buying land.
  • The conservation value of Bush Heritage reserves
    In the 12 years since our establishment we've grown from two small reserves totalling 241 ha, to being the nation’s most widely supported organisation with a mission to purchase private land for conservation.
  • Springing back to life
    Clear water seeping from underground aquifers fills and maintains a series of surface pools at twelve sites on Carnarvon Station Reserve (Qld).
  • Impressions of Currumbin
    Professional photographer Wayne Lawler has spent a number of weeks collecting images in our Currumbin Reserve.
  • Work begins at Charles Darwin Reserve
    Don Royal recounts his first weeks as volunteer at Charles Darwin Reserve.
  • From the CEO
    In April the Federal Government released the Australian Terrestrial Biodiversity Assessment 2002, which assesses the condition of Australia’s landscape and biodiversity and predicts where current trends will lead us if allowed to continue.
Autumn 2003 newsletter
Autumn 2003
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Autumn 2003

  • Your success in Western Australia
    Phil Cullen, Landscape Ecologist and Stuart Cowell, Conservation Programs Manager were in Western Australia to take ownership of White Wells Station.
  • Setting priorities for land purchase
    We're now acutely aware of the degree of environmental damage our country has suffered, and the urgent need for an effort to slow, and then reverse, this damage.
  • Revegetation at Chereninup
    We've struck the first blows for revegetating the cleared land on Chereninup to form a habitat corridor between the Reserve’s native bushland and the adjacent Peniup Nature Reserve.
  • Photo: Wayne Lawler/Ecopix
    Wayne has been a loyal supporter of Bush Heritage for many years and played a vital role in helping us to get our message out through his beautiful images of our reserves.
  • From the CEO
    I’m delighted to announce the successful purchase of the outstanding property, White Wells Station, in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. It's now known as the Charles Darwin Reserve.
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