The wonder of nature, and everything nature has to offer, has been given to us as a gift. The reality is that nature supports our human existence in all aspects from food production and water quality, to health and well-being.
Each one of us is responsible for taking care and looking after the natural wonders of Victoria — from rainforests to deserts, coasts to mountains.
In the face of climate change and continued vegetation loss, Trust for Nature’s role is increasingly important in preserving Victoria’s remaining native habitat. This is critical in a state where two-thirds of the land is privately owned, the highest proportion anywhere in Australia.
Only by joining hands in partnership will we be able to maintain and protect these wonders forever. It is your help that will enable us to protect Victoria’s habitat forever.
As Victoria’s dedicated private land conservation body our key focus is on achieving strategic conservation with partners – this sits at the centre of what we do. Three supporting focus areas provide the foundation and enabling actions to achieve strategic conservation: engagement for greater outcomes, sustainable finance and our people.
We have always been ambitious at Trust for Nature. Faced with a state full of beautiful but vulnerable flora and fauna, with 79% of Victoria’s essential habitat on private land, our 50-year-old organisation has always set its sights on protecting as much as we can, for perpetuity – Gayle Austen, Chair, Trust for Nature
Trust for Nature’s staff are a diverse and skilled team of people. We employ over 50 people across Victoria, who work in science, field work, strategy, fundraising, communications, law, operations, finance, and administration.
A collaborative approach to conservation: we work with government, businesses, not-for-profits and community organisations of all types to achieve shared conservation goals.
Trust for Nature’s conservation properties across Victoria. Trust for Nature currently owns more than 40 conservation properties across Victoria, including the state’s biggest private conservation property, Neds Corner Station.
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.