On World Environment Day, Trust for Nature celebrates the work of its regional teams who are at the frontline of conservation in communities throughout Victoria.
“They achieve great results for the environment in collaboration with private landowners, volunteers, Catchment Management Authorities and other partners,” says Trust for Nature CEO, Victoria Marles.
Last year alone, Trust for Nature regional teams were responsible for:
- 46,000 hectares of feral predator control – including foxes
- 6,500 hectares of feral herbivore control – including wild pigs and deer
- 6,000 hectares of weed control
- 53 hectares of revegetation
- Installation of 11 kilometres of fencing and 100 nesting boxes
- More than 100 ecological assessments and surveys
In addition, Trust for Nature regional teams are working on local projects to protect endangered species like the Regent Honeyeater near Chiltern, Striped Legless Lizard in the Upper Goulburn area, and Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo in the Wimmera. Regional teams also assist landowners who have conservation covenants on their properties.
“I have a passion and a love for the natural environment,” says Robyn Edwards, Trust for Nature’s longest serving regional staff member. “A healthy environment underpins our health and wellbeing; it’s what drives me to make a difference.” Robyn is the Gippsland Area Manager and has been with Trust for Nature for 22 years.
Trust for Nature has staff on the ground in 10 Victorian regions: Mallee, Wimmera, Glenelg-Hopkins, Corangamite, North Central, Port Phillip and Westernport, Goulburn Broken, North East, West Gippsland and East Gippsland.
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