While sinister things happen in world events, many people in the world are simultaneously working quietly and in many different ways, to preserve, conserve, and celebrate our planet for future generations. One such group, that I have a little bit of involvement with, is the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC).
Recently through a combination of vision, generosity, hard work and (lets not deny it) lots of cash, this not-for-profit organisation has become the second largest private landowner in the state of Tasmania with a creative combination of strategies to protect the environment. They manage a selection of reserves with outstanding conservation value, and they also operate a very clever system of covenanting land and selling it on protected from development and exploitation – these are known as “revolving fund” properties.
Their most recent project of mind-blowing scope and significance is the “New Leaf” project, which among other places has sealed the protection of the amazing Skullbone Plains. They need more cash – why not join in and contribute to a forward-thinking and non-political approach to conservation? You can read Paul Pritchard’s article about the venture from the latest edition of 40south here, or go to the TLC’s website and explore.