Nearly two thirds of Victorian land is privately owned and 80 percent of this is already cleared of its native vegetation. We stand to lose so much more without significant and immediate action.
Many native species, like the Plains-wanderer, Southern Bent-wing Bat and Matted Flax-lily, depend on private land for their survival. It’s clear that to prevent further species decline, we need to protect more privately owned areas of Victoria – and we need your help to do it.
More than 1,500 passionate landholders have already worked with us to protect nature on their properties, and many more Victorians are urgently waiting to protect and conserve their slices of nature for the plants and animals that call them home.
Your support today will help us meet this demand. You have a leading role to play to protect Victoria’s natural environment.
So please, donate today so we can preserve more threatened habitats around Victoria and protect what remains.
In 1991, Barbara Baird permanently protected her property with a conservation covenant. When she bought the property, it was in a bad way and she has worked tirelessly to rejuvenate it in the years since.
“When I found out about Trust for Nature, it was desperately what I wanted to protect my property.”
Once devastated by overgrazing and erosion, her property is now home to an abundance of plants and animals including Swamp Wallabies, White-winged Choughs and a range of towering eucalypts.
Your donation will help:
• Protect and restore an additional 100,000 hectares of privately-owned, priority conservation land in Victoria by 2030
• Support landholders to maintain and improve the quality of habitat at properties with a conservation covenant
• Work with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians to ensure traditional knowledge is applied to improve conservation outcomes
• Continue protecting and maximising conservation outcomes on our 42 reserves around Victoria.
By protecting what critical habitat remains, we can support the survival of threatened species, keep common species common and help keep the natural world healthy.
We acknowledge and respect Victorian Traditional Owners as the original custodians of Victoria’s land and waters. We pay respect to Elders past and present and to the continuing spiritual and cultural connection Aboriginal Victorians continue to have with Victoria’s diverse environments.
Our mission is to protect and restore biodiversity on private land across Victoria.