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. Five supporting focus areas provide the foundation and enabling actions to achieve strategic conservation: conservation innovation and leadership, engagement for greater outcomes, sustainable finance, our people and strong corporate capability.
To achieve the ambitious goals in this Strategic Plan we need to find new ways of achieving conservation at scale, such as by working with large institutional landowners, and engaging with a whole-of-government approach that supports private land conservation.
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.