Conservation

Meet covenantors

Protecting land with a conservation covenant is one of the most important things a landholder can do to prevent species extinction and build nature’s resilience in a changing climate.

Thank you to the more than 1,450 landholders across Victoria who have legally protected their land for future generations.

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Catherine and Clive Carlyle

Catherine and Clive have the privilege of protecting one of the largest River Red Gums recorded in Australia. It is one of many very large trees (some are culturally important) on their property near the Grampians National Park. 

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Libby Woodward and Steve Syer

For almost seven years, Libby Woodward, Steve Syer and Ted and Sue Woodward have been working tirelessly on their 142ha covenanted property in the Koonda Hills near Violet Town in north east Victoria.  

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Fran Church

Fran put a conservation covenant on some of her South Gippsland property to protect remnant Mountain Ash. 

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Paul Dettmann 

Paul bought his first property in 2008 to protect it with a conservation covenant. He has since established 40 covenants on properties across Victoria. 

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Louise Nicholas and Michael Gooch

Years ago they didn’t know a finch from a honeyeater, now Louise and Michael are self-confessed nature nerds.

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Tony Webber

Tony's property in Apollo Bay is some of the steepest country you will see. Thirty-four hectares of its bushland is now protected.

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