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Bush Blitz to continue until 2023

On Friday 9 March the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, and Geoff Healy, Chief External Affairs Officer BHP, announced a joint commitment of $11M for Bush Blitz over the next five years. This will continue the partnership between the Australian Government, BHP and Earthwatch Australia until 2023. Over the coming […]

Lake Torrens SA, 2016

During August and September 2016, a Bush Blitz was conducted at South Australia’s Lake Torrens National Park and adjoining pastoral stations. Scientists recorded 944 species, 341 of which had not previously been recorded in the area and 42 may be new to science. One threatened bird species was recorded and six state-listed plant species, including […]

Quinkan Country QLD, 2017

In March 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted in Quinkan Country in northern Queensland. Scientists recorded approximately 1279 species, 1015 of which had not previously been recorded in the study area and 128 may be new to science. Two threatened animal species and two threatened plant species were recorded. In addition, 12 exotic or pest […]

Bradshaw Field Training Area NT, 2017

In May 2017, a Bush Blitz was conducted at Bradshaw Field Training Area in the Northern Territory. Scientists recorded 902 species, 377 of which had not previously been recorded in the park and 15 may be new to science. Six threatened animal species and 27 plant species of conservation significance were recorded. In addition, 8 […]

Croajingolong National Park Victoria, 2016

During November and December 2016, two Bush Blitzes were conducted at Croajingolong National Park in Victoria. Scientists recorded 1776 species, 702 of which had not previously been recorded in the park and 25 may be new to science. Ten threatened animal species were recorded and 72 state-listed plant species, including 18 that are listed as […]

Blitzing the Great Victoria Desert

The Bush Blitz team are out on one of the most remote expeditions we have ever undertaken, in the heart of the Great Victoria Desert. The Great Victoria is the largest desert in Australia and covers a vast area of 348,750 square kilometres. Its pristine, arid wilderness includes red sand dunes, stony plains and dry […]