Edgbaston Reserve is home to the most significant natural springs for global biodiversity in the Great Artesian Basin it’s a world like no other.

Located on Bidjara Country in central Queensland, Edgbaston makes us realise how much more we’re yet to discover about Australia’s natural wonders.

Its shallow freshwater springs are home to more than a dozen species of plants and animals found nowhere else, including the critically endangered Edgbaston Goby and Red-Finned Blue-eye fish.

The biggest threat to these tiny fish is Eastern Gambusia (Mosquitofish). This invasive species competes for food and habitat, nipping at their fins, and eating their eggs and hatchlings.

With your support, together we can protect species of the Edgbaston springs, ensuring that this precious ecosystem can thrive into the future.

Red-finned Blue-eye fish. Photo Rebecca Diete.

Our team of ecologists, land managers and volunteers have worked tirelessly to regenerate Edgbaston, its springs, and populations of Red-Finned Blue- Eye. To continue this work we need your help.

Last year Bush Heritage was awarded a grant from the Australian Government, giving us the operating funds to control Gambusia using targeted toxins (which have minimal effect on other fauna in the springs) and building exclusion fences around springs to prevent Gambusia reinvading.

The grant has already helped the team at Edgbaston to repopulate 10 springs, but funding is due to finish at the end of March 2023. Any additional funding is uncertain and there’s still a lot of work to do.

Can we count on your support so we can continue to protect the Red-finned Blue-eye from the threat of invasive species?

Together, we have the potential to make sure species can thrive in a world like no other.

Donate today!

See our annual Impact Report for details, including financial statements.

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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).

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