2016 Koonamore Appeal
Bindy-I cottage where students, staff and volunteers stay –
Photo by James Tresiza, 2012
With more than 90 years of history behind it, the Koonamore Vegetation Reserve is one of the world’s oldest continuously monitored scientific sites.
The Koonamore Vegetation Reserve (KVR) is located in the centre of Koonamore Station, a sheep-grazing lease 400 km north-east of Adelaide, South Australia.
KVR has provided generations of scientists, students and volunteers the opportunity to preserve and study the unique ecology of the region, resulting in an ecological treasure-trove of information.
An increasing number of research studies are able to use these records to reveal how this fragile, arid ecosystem functions and changes over time. As we face new global challenges, this information will become even more important – only by understanding long-term changes can we begin to respond to them.
How you can make a difference to KVR
To ensure that KVR remains for generations to come, we are seeking donations towards urgent improvements required to the site.
The fencing at the northern and eastern boundaries of the reserve must be replaced. This is critical because the ongoing success of the reserve depends on having an intact fence to keep out stock animals and rabbits.
The cost of upgrading the fencing is estimated at $40,000 and any funds received over this amount through this appeal will go towards the ongoing costs of maintaining the reserve.
Projects like KVR are very rare, and you can be part of its ongoing story.