Secured properties

The number and type of properties secured via BioDiversity Legacy’s safe wnership structure is growing rapidly as more individuals, families and communities respond to our vision and mission of advancing private land conservation and engaging the community in environmental stewardship.

 BioDiversity Legacy properties, or groups of properties, are generally selected around the leadership and commitment of the landowner to preserving habitat, biolinking potential, environmental integrity, stewardship support and intergenerational participation.  We work closely with individuals, families and communities to co-create a vision for the land and secure properties via a safe ownership structure. The properties below have been secured since 2022.

ECOGIPPS - EAST GIPPSLAND

The first group of properties to be protected via Biodiversity Legacy’s safe ownership structure is the EcoGipps venture in the Avon wilderness region of Gippsland, Victoria.

Founded by the well-known environmental philanthropists, Jim, Heather, David and Kate Phillipson, EcoGipps has restored and protected over 1,000 acres, creating biolinks to public reserves.

NOORAMUNGA LAND & SEA - LITTLE DOG ISLAND

In 2022 the Nooramunga team purchased Little Dog Island, a 150-acre landscape adjoining the Corner Inlet Ramsar site in South Gippsland.

The island represents an outstanding example of coastal saltmarsh; a distinctive ecological community under increasing pressure from population growth and coastal development.

PROTECTING NED'S FOREST, SOUTH COAST NSW

In early 2023 Ned, a 15-year-old local naturalist, was out taking photos of plants and animals near the boundary of Julie and Mark Mills’ farm near Moruya. He discovered a clearing being prepared for sub-division. Recognising the property’s strategic location as a wildlife corridor, he brought a team together to protect this vital piece of bushland.