We’ve come to a critical point in our conservation journey at our flagship property, Neds Corner Station, west of Mildura.
Neds is one of Victoria’s biggest private conservation reserves and it’s home to a rich diversity of plants and animals—some found nowhere else in the world.
Last year, our station manager Peter Barnes spotted four threatened Australian Bustards on the property, probably drawn there due to the severe drought affecting their usual habitat further inland. And after threatened Growling Grass Frogs were discovered on the property after floods in 2016/17, we entered into an agreement with the Mallee Catchment Management Authority to deliver water to the property’s wetlands to help the frogs survive. Every year, new plants are discovered which were not previously recorded on the property, in the district or even Victoria.
The return of all of these species is an incredibly positive sign that our conservation efforts are paying off—even in the face of huge challenges from the climate emergency.
Today, as you gaze across the sweeping plains of this magnificent 30,000-hectare property on Ngintait Country in Victoria’s Mallee region, what were bare hills and plains are now being re-covered with saltbush and bluebush vegetation.
We can restore damaged and degraded ecosystems but we have to act fast.
What we do today, tomorrow and for the rest of this year could make or break the future of the animals and plants we’ve seen return to thrive at Neds Corner Station.
Photo: Gateposts. Courtesy Mark Schapper.
Your gift will support essential activities at Neds, such as:
Each donation powers our work to rehabilitate and restore important habitat across Neds Corner Station. We aim to:
- re-establish woodland cover across 10,000 hectares
- undertake targeted actions to protect the more than 100 threatened species known from the property, including Regent Parrot, Giles Planigale, Hooded Scaly-foot, Kneed Swainson-pea and Narrow-leaf Emu-bush
- effectively manage pest plants and animals, reducing predation from cats, foxes and damage by rabbits and other herbivores
- trial reintroductions of some animals like Bush Stone-curlew, Yellow-footed Antechinus, Mitchell’s Hopping Mouse and Brush-tailed Bettong
- deliver water for the environment regularly to support natural flood events.
It’s a big job. But we have proven time and time again that together, we can do it.
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