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

To allow everyone to leave a living environmental legacy, Biodiversity Legacy supports the creation of community biolinks and provides a safe ownership structure to enable the long-term protection of our landscapes for future generations. 

Australians care deeply about the environment and the restoration and protection of our landscapes. Many are demanding government action, but with over 60% of all land in Australia privately owned, there’s only so much they can do. To prevent further habitat loss and secure more land for nature, we need to give landholders, communities and investors the tools and confidence they need to participate in private land conservation.

BioDiversity Legacy provides alternative pathways to land conservation and a secure framework for purchasing or donating land to the Legacy, where it can be restored and protected for future generations.

BioDiversity Legacy Ltd is a not-for-profit charity that is dedicated to supporting a groundswell of individuals, communities and organisations who want to protect biodiversity and ensure the equitable transfer of land to future generations.

The BDL model and approach is to co-create a vision for the land and find the most appropriate land ownership arrangement. We don’t want to see land locked up, but instead see it shared/enjoyed by the community and families who donate them to the Legacy.

The pathways are many, but the destination is the same – a healthy, biodiverse environment.


BioDiversity Legacy works with landholders, families, special interest groups, investors, local communities and others to secure private properties and create long-term, community-led stewardship plans. 

In most cases, land is donated to the Legacy. However, the model allows for other arrangements to be made around properties with the potential to create stronger bio-links. 


Our model and approach is resonating with landholders and communities across the country.

Starting with three diverse properties in Victoria’s  Avon Wilderness, the number of properties secured and managed within Community Land Trusts is growing steadily.

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