Organisation: Bush Heritage Australia
Address:Level 1, 395 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria
Ph: 1300 NATURE (1300 628 873) or (03) 8610 9100
Bush Heritage Australia is a national not-for-profit conservation organisation committed to returning Australia’s bush to good health. We do this by carefully selecting, buying and then managing land of outstanding conservation value.
We also work in a collaborative, supportive and respectful way with others on their land, including with Aboriginal groups, pastoralists, private land owners, non-government and government organisations.
Our vision: Healthy Country, protected forever.
Organisation: Greening Australia
Address: Level 3, 349 Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria
Ph: 1300 886 589
Greening Australia believes that people thrive when nature thrives.
We tackle Australia’s biggest environmental challenges with the best science and the best people, to return life to landscapes and balance to the natural environment in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.
From restoring Tasmania as an island ark for our most threatened mammals, to improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef, we are working to create healthy, productive landscapes across Australia where people and nature can thrive.
Organisation: Landcare Australia
Address: Level 3, 6 Help St, Chatswood, New South Wales
Ph: 1800 151 105
From its humble beginning in 1985 as an initiative of Joan Kirner – then Minister for Conservation, Forest and Lands – to encourage a sustainable, integrated approach to agriculture and environmental management through local community groups, the Landcare movement has become the biggest environmental management movement in the country.
With the collaboration and support of federal and state government, corporate partners and local Landcare communities, there are now over 5,400 Landcare and Coastcare groups across the country, and over 20 countries have now adopted the Landcare model that was developed here in Australia.
The keystones of Landcare are that it is community owned and driven, it encourages integrated management of environmental assets with productive farmland, and it promotes a more sustainable approach to private land management.
Organisation: NRM Regions Australia
NRM Regions Australia is the representative group of the National NRM Chairs’ Forum and responsible for progressing business between annual Forum meetings. The Forum of all the Chairs of Australia’s 56 regional NRM bodies was established by the then Natural Resource Ministerial Council in 2003 and, until 2010, met with the Council in April each year (the Council was disbanded in 2011).
In Brisbane (April 2007), the National NRM Chairs Forum, mindful of the need to ensure discussions with the Australian Government (and other organisations) on how NRM policy was coordinated, delegated to NRM Regions Australia the responsibility for communication with Ministers on behalf of the 56 NRM regional bodies across Australia.
Organisation: South Endeavour Trust
South Endeavour Trust was established in 2007 as an independent, not for profit, charitable trust with the sole purpose of contributing to nature conservation in Australia.
South Endeavour currently owns and manages ten conservation reserves. To date we have focused on three areas of great conservation need, each of which has extraordinarily diverse biodiversity values. These are: Northeastern New South Wales; the endangered rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands; and the intersection of the Wet Tropics and Cape York bioregions in Far North Queensland.
At South Endeavour we believe that private individuals and private sector organisations can make a very major contribution to nature conservation in Australia, both supplementing and complementing the public reserve system. We have great admiration for the committed efforts of the national parks services throughout Australia and for organisations such as the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Bush Heritage as well as for the myriad of smaller organisations and individuals who are doing so much to care for our precious environment.
We believe that there is no single right model for conservation. Rather, there are many right models that, working together, can make a very real difference to protecting the truly unique flora and fauna of this great and ancient continent.
Organisation: The Nature Conservancy (Australia Program)
Address: Suite 2.01, The 60 L Green Building, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
Ph: (03) 8346 8600
Since first arriving in Australia more than a decade ago, The Nature Conservancy has worked closely with the Australian government, local partners and Indigenous communities to protect some of the world’s rarest, most delicate ecosystems. The Conservancy’s wide-ranging expertise leaves it perfectly suited to launch large-scale, on-the-ground conservation programs that will help the Land Down Under rise above a wide variety of environmental threats.
The Nature Conservancy teams with a large and diverse coalition of partners to achieve unprecedented conservation results, and works with its allies to ensure that conservation lands are sustainably funded for generations to come.