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 it 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 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 third year, the Fund has supported on-ground conservation activities and support for landholders to advance conservation at 146 covenants in West Gippsland (protecting more than 6,000 ha).