2021 Tax Appeal
Trust for Nature’s supporters have created safety for over 70,000 hectares of habitat on private land in Victoria. That’s 70,000 hectares of precious land, protected by a legally binding covenant to ensure native vegetation is protected, forever.
And the landholders who sign those covenants?
They’re visionary heroes committed to restoring, protecting and managing biodiversity on their land. Saving endangered animals, plants and ecosystems in perpetuity.
Right now 1,450 landholders throughout Victoria have a Trust for Nature conservation covenant over some or all of their land. That’s 1,450 covenants in all.
Victoria has the highest proportion of privately owned land of any state or territory in Australia.
(Almost two thirds of Victorian land is privately owned, including woodlands, wetlands and grasslands.)
Eighty per cent of the native vegetation found on private land is considered to be threatened, including 40 per cent (or 1.2 million hectares) which is classified as endangered, so, conserving habitat on private land is essential to halting the decline of natural habitat.