Making Conservation Pay
'Making Conservation Pay' is an innovative project which aims to bring economic, social and environmental benefits to northwest Victoria. The project comprises six inter-related components:
Using Web 2.0 Technologies
to enhance biodiversity on-farm
'Making Conservation Pay' is a regional scale project, located in the northwest of Victoria. Notional boundaries will be:
North: Notionally along a line joining Swan Hill, Manangatang and Ouyen
South: Western Highway
East: East of the Avoca River to the irrigation country
West: Wimmera River or Yarriambiak Creek
At a local, regional and national level, the key drivers of the project's concept and scale are:
- Changing expectations of consumers. Consumers expect safe food, clean water and environmental stewardship.
- Regional economic prosperity is dependent on production and ecological health.
- Enhancing the health and vitality of the community in which people live.
- Testing and validating sustainability theories - supporting adoption
A symposium was held in Melbourne on 12 November 2004 outlining 'Making Conservation Pay'. Click to view:
'Making Conservation Pay' is led by an alliance between BCG, the North Central Catchment Management Authority, the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, the CSIRO and the Buloke Biolink Project.