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Australia | Wyss teams up with TNC to buy vast, world-class fossil site in outback

The 60,000-hectare (150,000 acre) Nilpena West property is 600km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide and was previously part of Nilpena Pastoral Station.  The property includes the Ediacara Fossil Site – Nilpena – which is listed on Australia’s National Heritage List.

Global non-profit The Nature Conservancy sourced funding from an anonymous donor in October to allow the purchase and protection to go ahead after the South Australian Government announced in March 2019 it had reached an agreement with the land’s owners to buy the site.

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