2014 Flora & Fauna Appeal
Water For Nature
Bushbank
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Past Achievements

Since 1981, the Nature Foundation SA has been conserving South Australia's precious natural biodiversity by working with scientists, the community, business and governments.

We promote responsibility for protecting the environment, good environmental practices and foster community understanding of the value of our natural heritage and the importance of conservation - now and for the future.

Nature Foundation SA is a non-political, non-government organisation governed by a council of experienced conservationists, scientists, business and professional people all serving in a voluntary capacity. Millions of dollars of on-ground projects have been funded by NFSA.

Here are just some of the ways we have helped Nature - thanks to people like you!

  • Establishing BushbankSA - a $1.5 million 'revolving' fund through which we purchase, protect and on-sell private land with significant conservation value.
  • Endangered species research and protection for the Bilby, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard, Southern Emu Wren, Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, freshwater fish, threatened plants of Eyre Peninsula and many more.
  • Partnering with sponsors like Gerard Corporation, CMI Toyota, Santos, Electranet, Clipsal and Beach Petroleum on research, community education and on-the-ground projects.
  • Feral animal eradication programs and the subsequent successful release of native animals - like the Brush-tailed Bettongs on Eyre Peninsula.
  • Raising funds to buy land for national parks such as Gawler Ranges, Mt Remarkable and the Coongie Lakes wetlands, as well as the Mokota and Mark Oliphant Conservation Parks.
  • Protecting grasslands that contain the only populations of our most threatened reptile - the Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard.
  • Supporting research and school education programs on the Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard - a species thought to be extinct and found by accident near Burra.
  • Preventing the spread of Dieback through Kangaroo Island's wilderness areas.
  • Funding interpretive signage in parks - including geological information for the comparatively new Gawler Ranges National Park.
  • Supporting the production of educational information for projects, including the Southern Brown Bandicoot and community biodiversity initiative, Ark on Eyre.
  • Funding publications such as A Biological Survey of the Stony Deserts, and the Coongie Lakes Study.
  • Sponsoring environmental awards in the Oliphant Science Awards Scheme for school students.
  • Promoting the importance of maintaining and enhancing significant native bush on private land.
  • Funding tertiary scholarships for students undertaking research on nature conservation issues.
  • Assisting bird care groups conserve natural hollows in old growth trees so birds and insects can thrive.