People who protect
Across the country there are thousands of landholders – family farmers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, nature conservancies, scientists and businesses – all choosing to make space for nature and preserve our natural legacy.
"One of the ways we have marketed our property is through its biodiversity. We are setting the way for farmers, giving them confidence you can be profitable and have a covenant."
"It is not just about planting some trees or looking after an area that is interesting; it is about opportunities for getting some income and making the farm more productive and resilient over time"
Nari Nari people
South Western NSW
“The Nari Nari people have been using traditional knowledge to sustain our country for thousands of years. Now, we can continue to protect the environment, preserve the Aboriginal heritage of the land and enable the intergenerational transfer of knowledge of caring for country.”
North Western Victoria
"We have less than 1 per cent of native grasslands left in Victoria. These grasslands are our version of the rainforest in terms of the huge diversity of plants and animals they support."
Eddy & Donna Wajon
South Western WA
"I thought wouldn't it be great to own and look after this place. How great to say we own this patch of bush and are responsible for looking after it."
South Eastern Australia
“Farmers are Australia’s biggest land managers and rather than there being a tension between agriculture and conservation, we need to find synergy for the benefit of people and all other species.”