Help us help landholders

"Trust for Nature has worked wonders. It is wonderful to see birds feeding in trees in what was previously a bare paddock" - Doug Pocock

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Help us help landholders like Doug Pocock and Jan Llewelyn who made the decision to protect their land forever.

Some of Victoria’s natural places are protected in national parks and state reserves. But many crucial places are on private land and at risk from changing land use.

Conserving precious habitat on private land is one of the most important actions we can take to prevent species extinction and protect our natural heritage for future generations.

We’re proud to work with so many Victorians who value conservation. And we’re so grateful to everyone who takes action to protect our natural places. 

This Christmas, we’re hoping to raise significant funds to support more covenantors in looking after precious wildlife and natural places on their properties. Can you chip in?

Watch how Trust for Nature has been working with private landholders to protect important habitat across Victoria.

Main photo: Mallee Fowl Leipoa ocellata. Marie Lochman - Lochman LT

A significant amount of Victoria’s most important remaining habitat is on private land.

From tall forests to grasslands, wetlands to coastal scrub, these are the places we need to protect so future generations can also experience the natural wonders we know and love.

Can you imagine if we lost all this? The risk is real that our beautiful natural places could disappear forever, unless we continue to protect private land in Victoria.

That’s why a key goal in our strategic plan is to add a further 50,000 hectares to Victoria’s protected network as soon as possible.

We can’t stress enough that every little bit counts. With the help of generous supporters, we’ve already put in place 1,459 covenants that protect over 67,000 hectares of ecologically significant private land.

It’s important that everyone who wants to place a covenant on their land can, without money being a barrier. That’s why Trust for Nature covers these costs for landholders – with the help of people like you.

To fund covenants we rely on grants from state and federal governments. But the availability of these grants is variable, and there is nearly always a shortfall of funds. Right now, we have a number of ecologically significant properties on a waiting list. Waiting for protection.

It’s so important that we take action now and protect our precious and beloved natural places for generations to come. You can help Trust for Nature support covenantors who have made the decision to protect their land forever.

“We didn't need much convincing that a covenant was an excellent idea to protect the land,” says Doug

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