Bush Heritage Australia

Bush Heritage Australia

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With a plan to own or manage one per cent of Australia by 2025, Bush Heritage Australia is an organisation with big ambitions. Started by Bob Brown in 1991, Bush Heritage was born from an urgent mission: to protect pristine land from logging. After buying two blocks of land in Tasmaniaa€™s Liffey Valley, Brown built a philanthropic organisation to help pay for them. As donations flowed in and the organisation grew, Bush Heritage set its sights on acquiring tracts of land across the country, repairing environmental degradation and bringing native plants and wildlife back to health. Twenty-five years later, with more than one million hectares in its care, Bush Heritagea€™s achievements are celebrated in this book along with its growth from humble beginnings into a large non-profit with benefactors all over the world. Central to this story are the ecologists, researchers, land managers, local Indigenous groups, staff, donors and a brigade of volunteers who have helped the organisation to thrive. a€˜For the ever-growing band of benefactors, and the volunteers and staff of Bush Heritage Australia, happiness flows from our combined effort to ensure that Australiaa€™s unique landscapes, wildlife and ecosystems prosper into the future.a€™ BOB BROWNOne property was purchased to create an eco-resort, and Bush Heritage bought the other, completing the protection of ... Humanna#39;s appointment lifted Bush Heritagea#39;s profile, particularly in Victoria where he had been a respected leader of VNPA. ... scheme would fail because donors were not prepared to pay for management costs, Hill responded by raising the pay ... engaged as property manager to develop Bush Heritagea#39;s capacity in this area.103 Janice Bird acquired an assistantanbsp;...

Title:Bush Heritage Australia
Author: Sarah Martin
Publisher:NewSouth - 2016-09-01

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