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.