Private landholders own and manage some of the most important areas for nature conservation in Tasmania, including critical habitat types and wildlife which are not adequately protected on public land.
The Land for Wildlife program is a nonbinding voluntary scheme which encourages, supports and recognises private landowners who are taking a positive approach to land management by incorporating nature conservation on their properties. Land for Wildlife makes a valuable contribution to protecting nature, thanks to the strong conservation ethic of its members, and the effective community participation that is helping to safeguard wildlife across the state.
The Tasmanian branch of Land for Wildlife has been running for more than 20 years and was delivered by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment until 2020. The Tasmanian Land Conservancy now delivers the program, which contributes to our mission to make Tasmania a global leader in nature conservation.
LAND FOR WILDLIFE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- On-site assessment to provide information and advice on habitats and species
- Practical advice and technical notes on land management
- A bi-annual newsletter covering a range of conservation topics
- A durable, attractive sign to indicate your membership in the scheme.
LAND FOR WILDLIFE PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS:
- Intact native vegetation or re-vegetated land which is generally greater than two hectares in size
- Land which conserves native species and habitats
- Land which increases connectivity of habitat across landscapes.
In Tasmania, any farm, bush block, council reserve, school ground, golf course, cemetery or other lands that provide valuable habitat and meet the above criteria, can be considered for Land for Wildlife registration.
LAND FOR WILDLIFE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
For all Land for Wildlife enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To register your expression of interest in becoming a Land for Wildlife member, please download and fill out the form below with the required details and return to Phil via email, or send it via post to: Land for Wildlife Tasmania, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, PO Box 4558, Hobart TAS 7000.
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We run occasional Land for Wildlife workshops, including one where we learn how to make nestboxes for 40-spotted pardalotes. You can download the instructions here