There's nothing dodgy about our next property purchase - aside from its name! Help us buy Dodgey Downs today and allow us to connect precious remnant bushland - we need to raise $5 million by the end of June to make it happen.

Make your tax-deductible donation before June 30.

The property is 762-hectares of mostly cleared land separating our Monjebup and Red Moort Reserves. With your help, we can purchase the land, revegetate it and create nearly 4,000 hectares of connected bushland in this globally significant biodiversity hotspot.

Update: Amazingly, we've now raised over $2 million thanks to the incredible support of people like you! We're well on the way to protecting Dodgey Downs for good. Help us buy the missing piece of the puzzle today!

Located on Goreng-Noongar Country, between the Fitzgerald River and Stirling Ranges National Parks in WA, this area has many species found nowhere else on the planet.

Due to past land clearing, the remaining pockets of natural habitat are fragmented and scattered across the landscape. Our work in the area has focused on reconnecting habitat corridors for species to move through the landscape.

We need to raise $5 million to purchase the land, revegetate the barren ground and turn this key property into a nature reserve.
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I’m Alex Hams, Healthy Landscapes Manager for Bush Heritage in south-west WA. Over the past two decades our nature reserves here have given the threatened Noolbenger (Honey Possum), Gnow (Malleefowl) and Ngoolark (Carnaby’s Cockatoo) a better chance to survive and thrive.

While this new property has been largely cleared, we've shown we can bring the bush back with the revegetation work we've done at our other nature reserves in the Fitz-Stirling Ranges.

With your support, fences can soon come down allowing the land to breathe a little easier. With room to grow and connect, we can continue to heal this amazing country and protect it for generations to come.

Alex Hams
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About Bush Heritage

Bush Heritage Australia is a leading not-for-profit conservation organisation protecting ecosystems and wildlife across the continent.

We’re grounded in science and culture to protect and heal Country forever. We’re on the ground, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the agricultural sector to deliver landscape-scale impact.

Main image above: Honey possum on revegetated bush at Monjebup Reserve. Photo by Kieran MacFarlane.

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See our annual Impact Report for details of how donations are spent, including accounts from several on-ground projects and detailed financial statements.

Donations received via this public appeal will be matched dollar for dollar until $640,000 in matched gifts has been exhausted. Bush Heritage may receive other donations from separate campaigns that will not be part of the matching appeal.

The web counter includes all banked donations and pledged gifts to this appeal. It's updated twice daily during business hours.

Yes. You’ll need a biller code and unique customer reference number (CRN). Existing supporters may find this on documentation from us, or contact us for these details.

Yes, if you’re an existing supporter (so we have your details to send a receipt).

Financial Institution: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Bank Branch: Hobart
Account Name: Bush Heritage Australia
BSB Number: 067-000
Account Number: 1006 0311
Reference (so we can track it): Full name or supporter ID (if known).

Our fundraising target for the purchase of Dodgey Downs is a total of $5 million. If we exceed our target, the additional funds will be untied and directed toward the critical conservation work we do across the country.

We have a small emergency fund that we can use to make up the difference in the scenario that we don't reach our target, but it’s important for us not to use this unless absolutely necessary, as this fund provides an important safety net for critical operations such as unexpected fire management and other disasters. Our supporters recognise a rare and special opportunity such as this, and we are feeling confident about how the fundraising is going so far.

We cannot say definitively whether public access to the property would be allowed at this point. It can take a long time to ensure sufficient infrastructure is present on the property to support public access but I’m sure it would be discussed once Bush Heritage has become established there. In the meantime, you can see other reserves which are open to the public on our website.

Once your initial gift is processed your ongoing donations will be debited monthly on either the 1st or 15th (or nearest business day), depending on the date of your initial gift.

If you’ve made a one-off donation, you’ll be sent a receipt shortly after. If you’re making automatic monthly donations from your bank account or credit card you’ll get a consolidated tax receipt at the end of the financial year.

Yes - leave the person’s name in the ‘Comments’ field. If you’re arranging group donations, contact us if we can help (e.g. envelopes for the funeral or acknowledgement for next of kin).

There’s lots of flexibility in how you can structure a gift in your Will. See see our Gifts in Wills page or contact us on 1300 628 873 anytime.

Yes. We can accept shares directly without brokerage fees. If your shares exceed $50, you can also give without brokerage through ShareGift Australia. We can suggest a range of independent financial advisors. Contact us to discuss.

Yes, you can donate on behalf of someone in leiu of birthday or wedding gifts. Please include the person’s name in the ‘Comments’ field. If you’re organising a celebration yourself and asking for donations in lieu of gifts, it’s easiest to set up a free, personal fundraising page at GoFundraise. Choose us as your nominated charity!

Yes, all gifts over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents. If you are a US or UK resident, you can also make a tax deductible donation. See below question for more details.

US residents can make tax-deductible donations at Friends of Bush Heritage. UK residents can do so through the Wilderness Foundation.

We accept donations in accordance with our Gift Acceptance Policy and may at times decline gifts from organisations or individuals not aligned with our values.

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