West Gippsland Conservation Fund
West Gippsland is one of Victoria’s biodiversity hotspots and acutely vulnerable to climate change.
Protecting West Gippsland’s Natural Wonders
We all know that West Gippsland is special – a spectacularly beautiful, vast and varied terrain stretching from Warragul in Victoria’s east to Sale in its west, north to the Great Dividing Range and south to Wilsons Promontory – boasting sandy beaches, lakes, mountains and lush farmlands. It is an iconic wilderness area, home to many of the state’s most popular natural places and native animals.
The establishment of the West Gippsland Conservation Fund is an exciting initiative for conservation in the region. By creating an endowment fund whose purpose is to provide secure, ongoing funding for conservation work in West Gippsland, it transforms our ability to protect this wild, beautiful, richly-biodiverse part of Victoria.
Trust for Nature achieved its initial goal to establish a million-dollar endowment fund to provide consistent funding to support ongoing conservation efforts in West Gippsland. We extend our gratitude to the generous lead donor who made this campaign possible by offering to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000.
Now in its fifth year, the Fund has supported landholders to advance conservation activities at properties across West Gippsland.
The Fund continues to seek additional philanthropic support to grow its impact in the region. With 146 conservation covenants and counting in West Gippsland, the Fund provides a critical opportunity to improve habitat quality and connectedness across this landscape.
The West Gippsland Conservation Fund is administered by JB Were on behalf of Trust for Nature. The Fund’s balance is reflected below.