The greatest gift we can give our children and grandchildren is a healthy environment.

To give everyone the opportunity to leave a living environmental legacy, we’re creating new pathways to land conservation.

Australians care deeply about the environment and the restoration and protection of our landscapes for future generations. But with over 60% of all land in Australia privately owned, governments can only do so much to support biodiversity.  Private land conservation can play a much greater role in safeguarding our environmental and cultural assets for future generations.

BioDiversity Legacy is actively supporting the restoration and in-perpetuity protection of our landscapes by creating new pathways to land conservation and community-based land stewardship. Read on to learn more.

BioDiversity Legacy Ltd is an independent not-for-profit organisation that seeks to advance grassroots conservation initiatives and support a groundswell of people, communities and organisations from all walks of life who are committed to protecting and restoring biodiverse landscapes for future generations.

To achieve these aims, we have developed frameworks that give landholders, investors, communities and others greater certainty in how land can be collaboratively managed, shared and enjoyed by everyone now and into the future.


BioDiversity Legacy works with landholders, families, special interest groups, investors, local communities and others to secure private properties and manage them within Community Land Trusts.

In some cases, families donate their properties to the Legacy. In others, we bring funders together to secure strategically-located properties that support diverse and threatened species and habitats.


Starting with four diverse properties in the Avon Wilderness region of Gippsland, the number of properties secured and conserved with BioDiversity Legacy Community Land Trusts is growing rapidly.

Our model and approach is resonating with landholders and communities across the country, especially with those who are considering how to protect and steward their properties for future generations.

Photo credits: Top banner by Jan A Gorlach. This background by Marnie Hawson.