Booderee is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful flora and fauna.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous rangers, natural resource managers and scientists have been working for decades to maintain and increase the biological diversity of the national park. Intensive feral animal and weed control is paving the way for the reintroduction of many species that were once locally extinct to the area.
By constantly monitoring the health of the park’s ecosystem and establishing strong research partnerships with universities, conservation groups, zoos, government and other organisations, we are ensuring that Booderee remains a vibrant and healthy home for our plants, animals, birds and sea life.
The Eastern Bristlebird, Booderee Botanic Gardens
Booderee is protecting threatened species such as the eastern bristlebird and Magenta lilly pilly. We are also securing the future of extremely rare Australian plants (such as Banksia vincentia) and reintroducing several native mammals to the park.
For more than a decade an intensive fox control program has allowed threatened fauna to continue living in the park while creating opportunities for some Australian mammals to return.
In recent years three locally extinct species have been reintroduced to the park, the:
- southern brown bandicoot
- long-nosed potoroo
- eastern quoll.
These are ambitious projects that aim to restore the biodiversity of the park that existed before introduced species. All of these projects have been done with significant partnerships.
Through another major partnership, Booderee Botanic Gardens is ensuring the Banksia vincentia is retained in Australia’s floral landscape.
Only four Banksia vincentia are known to exist in the wild as of 2018. But the future of this species is in good hands with Booderee leading efforts to propagate it with other botanic gardens and conservation organisations.
Meanwhile, the tiny eastern bristlebird, although endangered throughout Australia, has a healthy population in Booderee thanks to the ongoing fox control program at Booderee.
You’ll see bristlebirds along coastal heath areas near the ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse. Please drive carefully around these areas as bristlebirds often run across the roads.
Let’s keep Booderee wild
The powerful owl, Booderee National Park
Please don’t feed our animals. It can harm their digestion and make them reliant on humans for food.
Secure rubbish and food scraps in the nearest bin, and keep your food stores safe in your car or an esky.