Landscape Management

 

 

Tasmanian Land Conservation

www.tasland.org.au

The TLC is a registered environmental organisation that raises funds from the public to protect irreplaceable sites, endangered species' habitats, and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land. In 2010/2011, the Purves Environmental Fund contributed funds toward the biggest private conservation deal in Australia's history with acquisition of Skullbone Plains. Skullbone is a 1,618 ha highland property less than 10 km from Lake St Clair, adjacent to the Lake St Clair/Cradle Mountain National Park. Some 16 km of the property boundary abuts the World Heritage Area, with which it shares substantial conservation values including nationally listed Sphagnum bogs, eight nationally listed threatened species, State listed vegetation communities, and a further 12 State listed threatened species.

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Tarkine National Coalition

www.tarkine.org

The Tarkine is Australia's largest tract of temperate rainforest, one of the world's great archaeological regions, and a storehouse for biodiversity- providing refuge for more than 60 state and federally listed threatened species, including the Tasmanian devils. While much of the Tarkine is protected in some form of conservation reserve, less than 5% of the Tarkine is fully protected as a National Park, The Tarkine has a number of values of recognised World Heritage significance. The Purves Environmental Fund supported the TNC with a donation to general funds to support its activities to promote National Park status and World Heritage listing for the Tarkine to ensure that it will be protected in perpetuity. The TNC is a not-for-profit environment group formed in 1994 based in Northwest Tasmania. It is a coalition of local people, environment groups and businesses working together to protect the Tarkine. TNC's objectives are to protect the natural environment of the Northwest of Tasmania and the Tarkine.

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Australian Wildlife Conservancy

www.awc.org.au

The Purves Environmental Fund supported AWC through membership funding.  AWC is dedicated to protecting Australia's biodiversity, including threatened species and ecosystems, through the acquisition and management for conservation of a network of properties around Australia.

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WWF Macquarie Island Conservation

www.wwf.org.au

The Fund supported WWF to raise awareness of the terrible plight facing Tasmania's World Heritage listed Macquarie Island. The island's unique and fragile ecosystems are under extreme threat from rodents and urgent action is needed to resolve the issues. The Fund's support gave WWF additional communications and organisational capacity to increase the effectiveness of their Macquarie Island public awareness and community education outreach activities. Partly as a result of WWF's efforts, a tremendous outcome was achieved. In early June 2007 the Australian and Tasmanian Governments announced that they had reached an agreement to jointly fund the eradication of rodent pests on Macquarie Island to protect its World Heritage values.

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