For over 50 years, Trust for Nature has been protecting ecosystems and wildlife on private land in Victoria.
From the state’s majestic forests to its enchanting deserts, from its breathtaking coasts to its highest peaks, we work in partnership with local communities, Traditional Owners, scientists and landowners to preserve and enhance the habitats of threatened and endangered species of plants and animals.
Together, we work to ensure nature can thrive for generations to come.
In Victoria, 62% of the land is privately owned, so working with private landholders is critical to secure the future of our unique ecosystems and species.
To date, we have protected more than 110,000 hectares of private land in Victoria.
Across our 40+ nature reserves, and 1500+ properties owned by individuals, our passionate team helps restore, preserve and improve habitats, engaging with local communities and Traditional Owners to share knowledge, restore cultural practices and generate greater outcomes for Victoria’s unique plant and animal species.
Our work is guided by our Statewide Conservation Plan, which provides a scientific framework to inform our conservation strategy.
Landowners who are passionate about preserving biodiversity can work with us to protect native habitat through a Conservation Covenant – a voluntary, legal agreement made with landholders that permanently protects the natural or cultural values of the land.
Anyone can be a covenantor, from families, individuals and retirees with a bush block, to visionary farmers.
Or, you can purchase a property with a unique conservation value, which has already been permanently protected.