Bush Heritage Australia was founded in 1991 by Dr Bob Brown, who used his prize money from winning the inaugural ‘Green Nobel’ (Goldman Environmental) Prize, as a deposit on two forested properties that adjoined a Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site, saving them from being woodchipped. Today, the independent non-profit helps protect 11.3 million hectares –home to 6,359 species, 243 of which are endangered – through its privately-owned reserves and Aboriginal partnerships across Australia.
Now, the organisation is bringing its three decades of knowledge and experience of the Australian landscape to a new podcast series. Over six episodes, ‘Big Sky Country’ travels all around the country, from the eucalyptus woodlands of Dja Dja Wurrung Country to the salt lakes and sandstone mountain ranges of Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area in Western Australia.
Each weekly episode features researchers, scientists and traditional custodians in conversation with host Eliza Herbert. Explore the oldest sandalwood trees in the world or the changing climate, learn more about the Indigenous seasonal calendars or water stories in Naree Station Reserve in regional New South Wales.
This fascinating, in-depth series is like nothing we’ve heard before… We can’t wait to listen to the whole thing!
Big Sky Country launches on Thursday January 27th and is available to subscribe now, wherever you get your podcasts.