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!
BushbankSA - a $1.5 million 'revolving' fund through which we
purchase, protect and on-sell private land with significant
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.
with sponsors like Gerard Corporation, CMI Toyota, Santos, Electranet,
Clipsal and Beach Petroleum on research, community education and
animal eradication programs and the subsequent successful release of
native animals - like the Brush-tailed Bettongs on Eyre Peninsula.
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.
grasslands that contain the only populations of our most threatened
reptile - the Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard.
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.
interpretive signage in parks - including geological information for
the comparatively new Gawler Ranges National Park.
the production of educational information for projects, including the
Southern Brown Bandicoot and community biodiversity initiative, Ark on
publications such as A Biological Survey of the Stony Deserts,
and the Coongie Lakes Study.
environmental awards in the Oliphant Science Awards Scheme for school
- Promoting the
importance of maintaining and enhancing significant native bush on
- Funding tertiary
scholarships for students undertaking research on nature conservation
- Assisting bird
care groups conserve natural hollows in old growth trees so birds and
insects can thrive.