‘Australian summers are full of road trips, bush walks under green shady canopies of eucalypts, shaking out your boots for spiders, swatting away flies, lazing about near clean, crisp rivers and lakes, and enjoying long days that roll into warm nights…’ highlight our friends at Bush Heritage Australia. As you partake in these blissful activities over the warmer months, this not-for-profit, working on the frontlines to conserve our incredible landscapes, is asking you to consider #yourbushheritage.
They’ve just launched a heart-warming new video featuring red-tailed phascogales, burrowing bettongs and bridled nailtail wallabies – all which are currently threatened due to threats such as habitat loss, feral predation and land clearing. Keen to get Millennials hooked on conservation, they’ve also partnered up with Sydney indie rockers The Jezabels to soundtrack the campaign.
‘It’s so important that we talk to younger people and show them what’s at stake if we do nothing. So much of the environmental movement is driven by people wanting to make a difference for the next generation – with this video, we’re asking the next generation to share, get involved, and help us spread the word,’ says Heather Campbell, the new Chief Executive of Bush Heritage.
Founded in 1991 by Dr Bob Brown, the organisation protects almost 6,000 native species across its 44 reserves and owns, or manages in partnership with Aboriginal people, more than 8.86 million hectares of the Australian bush. We recently checked out their new off-the-grid field station in Western Australia and spoke with absolute legend: Healthy Landscapes Manager Simon Smale.