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Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
Community Based Conservation
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A brief background of 3 community based conservation groups. Landcare, Land for wildlife, Greening Australia. This was created for VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies Unit 2. Key Knowledge - …

A brief background of 3 community based conservation groups. Landcare, Land for wildlife, Greening Australia. This was created for VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies Unit 2. Key Knowledge - Community-based environmental action to promote positive human impacts on outdoor environments.

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    • 1. Community-based environmental action
    • 2. Landcare• Landcare is a community-based approach that has played a major role in raising awareness, influencing farming and land management practices and delivering environmental outcomes across Australian landscapes.
    • 3. Landcare
    • 4. Landcare Caring for the land captures a range of activities such as• soil conservation,• management of erosion and salinity,• sustainable farm practices,• restoration of native habitats,• revegetation,• control of weeds and pests and the
    • 5. Landcare Get involved with Landcare. Get involved with LIFELandcare is celebrating the strengthand breadth of the grass-rootsmovement through an exciting andcolourful new campaign called LIFE– Landcare Is For Everyone.
    • 6. Landcare
    • 7. Landcare While a key element of Landcare is the voluntary network of more than 6,000 groups across Australia, there are many farmers and landholders that undertake this important work but are not affiliated with any particular Landcare group.
    • 8. Land for Wildlife (Victoria) is a State government program supportinglandholders or managers who provide habitat for native wildlife ontheir land.In operation since November 1981, there are now more than 5,900Victorian Land for Wildlife properties involving over 14,800 dedicatedpeople.They are making a significant contribution to native biodiversityconservation by managing over 560,000 hectares of their combinedproperties as wildlife habitat.This includes a wide range of ecosystems found on private landincluding forests, woodlands, heaths, grasslands and freshwaterenvironments.
    • 9. FeaturesIts Free - there are no fees. The scheme recognises the significant contributionbeing made by landholders.Voluntary - landholders make a personal commitment to the scheme. They maywithdraw at any time if they wish.Free of legal binds - Land for Wildlife status doesn’t alter the legal status of aproperty in any way. It does not convey the right of public access (for hunting or anyother purpose) nor does it mean that the area is an official wildlife sanctuaryprohibiting hunting all year.Support network - the scheme has a network of extension officers and communityvolunteers around the State. Each property is visited and assessed.Inclusive - Farms, bush blocks, parks, school grounds, golf-courses, municipalreserves, cemeteries, scout and youth camps, tourist enterprises, Commonwealthland, prisons, industrial land; small and large properties, are eligible.Cooperative - the scheme has a co-operative relationship with the Bird ObserversClub of Australia, a community organisation.Groups - can also be registered (ask for our group brochure). Group registration isparticularly suited to a number of small blocks or several larger properties with alandscape approach to wildlife habitat.
    • 10. Services1. An on site visit to provide advice and answer questions2. Advice about how you can contribute to biodiversity conservation3. Field days, neighbourhood days, open-properties and information sessions4. A regular Land for Wildlife newsletter5. Land for Wildlife Notes with detailed information on specific topics6. A Land for Wildlife sign if the property is fully registered.*These services are free-of-charge.
    • 11. Greening Australia welcomes everyonecommitted to protecting and restoringthe health, diversity and productivityof our unique landscapes. If youreready to get out and get active for theenvironment, Greening Australia has aworld of ways to address criticalenvironment issues.

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