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Exciting opportunity for local landholders

A new funding opportunity is available to landholders in the Jones Bay region of the Gippsland Lakes.

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Exciting opportunity for local landholders

A new funding opportunity is available to landholders in the Jones Bay region of the Gippsland Lakes.

By working with Trust for Nature landholders in the area have the chance to protect some of the most important habitat for threatened plants and animals. 

We invite people who have an interest in wetlands on their property to consider permanently protecting them through a conservation covenant and become eligible for support with weed control, fencing and revegetation. This support has been made possible from State Government funding for the Gippsland Lakes.

Wetlands in the Gippsland Lakes provide critical habitat for threatened waterbirds such as Latham’s Snipe and nationally threatened animal species including the Growling Grass Frog and the Green and Golden Bell Frog and threatened species of endangered flora.

Protecting the wetlands is critical in ensuring these species are around for future generations of Gippslanders.

Trust for Nature is one of the Australia’s oldest conservation organisations, set up in 1972 to enable nature conservation on private land. 

There are more than 1400 covenants on private land in Victoria, protecting the land even after it changes hands.

With a large portion of the wetlands fringing the Gippsland Lakes on private land, protecting important species can’t be achieved without the help of landholders.

Working with Trust for Nature is a great opportunity for landholders to learn more about their backyard and celebrate its role in conserving our precious plants and animals.

For more information about covenants and available funding in Jones Bay contact Trust for Nature’s Trevor de Freitas in East Gippsland on 5152 2912 or 0447 764 669, trevord@tfn.org.au    

Latham Snipe photo courtesy J Huchinson.