Local heroes across New South Wales know that maintaining a healthy environment begins at home, in your very own backyard.
In 2011, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, the Paddy Pallin Foundation, the Wildlife Land Trust, the Diversicon Environmental Foundation, the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW and the Humane Society International offered more than $99,000 to landholders with conservation agreements on their properties.
Private Land Conservation Grants (max of $9,000 over three years) give landholders the chance to realise their greenest ideas and plans for conservation on their own property.
The grants were available for conservation works like bush regeneration, pest control or other works within the conservation area.
“Conservation on private properties is extremely important because most of the land in Australia is privately owned,” said the Wildlife Land Trust’s Michael Kennedy. “The protection of Australia’s native animals in their natural habitat is of great benefit to future generations.”
Paddy Pallin Foundation Trustee, Mr Robert Pallin said, "The program acknowledges people who do conservation on their own land and supports them in their long term commitment to conservation".
"The grants are an effective way of working with the community to care for Australia's natural and cultural heritage," said the Office of Environment and Heritage, Conservation Partners Program Manager, Dr Lynn Webber.
A list of 2011 Private Land Conservation Grant Recipients is below.
2011 Grant Recipients - Private Land Conservation Grants
Private Land Conservation Grants support owners of covenanted properties to conduct habitat or species conservation projects on their property. This year more than $99,000 was awarded to the recipients below.