Understanding private land conservation in Victoria

Land Covenantors Victoria (LCV) President, Peter Mulherin, was one of a panel of speakers featured on a webinar hosted by the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) in collaboration with WWF-Australia.

The event was a great opportunity to introduce LCV and encourage landholders with conservation covenants to join as members.

Peter’s presentation starts around the 25 minute mark, but all the presentations combined provide a thorough explanation of the different types of agreements available to landholders wishing to protect and/or manage their land for conservation.

EDO has also created a comprehensive document “A guide to private land conservation for landholders” with Victorian options starting on page 54.

Victorian Government commits $31M to BushBank scheme

Victoria to restore area five times size of Melbourne with $31m boost to private land conservation

The Guardian, 4 April, 2022

The Victorian Government has announced a $31M boost to increase conservation on private land.

The new BushBank scheme, introduced by the State’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, will see large parcels of land regenerated to provide habitat for endangered flora and fauna and increase awareness of the role that private land conservation can play in Victoria’s broader biodiversity and sustainability efforts.

Making the case for nature

The Australia Land Conservation Alliance Makes the Case for Increasing Voluntary Permanently Protected Land to 5% by 2030

By Cecilia Riebl, Trust for Nature Policy Advisor and ILCN Regional Representative for Australasia, March 2022

Last year, governments around the world recognised the inherent value of nature conservation, with over 70 countries, including Australia, joining the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People – an intergovernmental group with the central goal of protecting at least 30 per cent of the world’s land and oceans by 2030.