Why protecting private land is so important
In Victoria 62% of the land is privately owned. Sadly, this means many thousands of hectares of native vegetation are lost each and every year to clearing and the impacts of climate change.
Long-term protection of what remains is critical to the future of many ecosystems and species.
To achieve this goal, Trust for Nature works closely with private landholders, government, organisations, Aboriginal Victorians and businesses to help restore, protect and manage biodiversity on private land.
How we’re preserving Victoria’s future
Trust For Nature uses a variety of methods to achieve conservation goals across Victoria. On title agreements, or conservation covenants, are used to protect private land in perpetuity. These are a legally-binding agreement that landholders volunteer to place on a property’s title to ensure native vegetation is protected forever. The agreement is negotiated between Trust for Nature and each individual landholder.
We also purchase properties with unique conservation value using our Revolving Fund.
These properties are sold to new owners who agree to protect is with a conservation covenant, and all proceeds from the sales are recycled back into the Revolving Fund, allowing us to continue to protecting even more properties.
Trust For Nature also assists private landholders, businesses and organisations with a range of conservation services such as purchasing and planning, biodiversity mapping, planting, species monitoring, weed control and fencing.
Ever dreamed of owning a unique piece of Victoria?
You can purchase important conservation land in Victoria directly from Trust for Nature. Through its Revolving Fund, Trust for Nature purchases, protects and resells unique and important conservation properties in Victoria.