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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:


Productivity mapping

Landscape design

Water management

  -PA for landscapes

 -Ecosystem function project

 -Frogs on farms


Sustainable soils

 Habitat management

Current projects

-Healthy soils

- Demonstration land
management practices

- Web 2.0

-Frogs on farms


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:

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Speakers from L-R: Ian McClelland, David Freudenberger, Bob Belford, Andrew Weidemann, Geoff Park

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.


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