Land for Wildlife Alice Springs
What is Land for Wildlife?
Land for Wildlife is a voluntary scheme that aims to encourage and
assist private landholders to provide habitats for wildlife on their
property, even though the property may be managed primarily for other
If you wish to create or protect wildlife habitat on your property,
Land for Wildlife can offer you advice and assistance - whether you
manage a bush block, council park or school. Participation in Land for
Wildlife is entirely voluntary and will not change the legal status of
your property in any way.
Since its establishment in Victoria in 1981, Land for Wildlife has been
adopted by all States with approximately 9,000 registrations
The native bushland areas of Alice Springs provide excellent
opportunities for private landholders to learn about, and contribute
to, nature conservation by managing the remnant vegetation on their own
How does Land for Wildlife
contribute to conservation?
The Land for Wildlife scheme assists landholders to retain and better
manage native vegetation, thus encouraging native fauna, on their
By managing and encouraging wildlife habitat, private landholders can:
Land for Wildlife supports the contribution of individuals and groups
to maintain our native plants and animals so that they continue to
characterise our unique Central Australian environment. Every bit of
cared-for habitat counts.
- contribute to the survival of plants and animals that are
dependent on remnant native vegetation.
- contribute to sustainable land management. For example,
vegetation can assist in erosion and salinity control, provide shade
& shelter and maintain natural pest control.
- create links between nature reserves, allowing wildlife
movement and genetic interchange.
What are the benefits of joining
Land for Wildlife?
Land for Wildlife can offer you:
Every property applying for Land for Wildlife status will be visited by
qualified extension staff providing a great opportunity for on-site
- Advice on:
- Integrating wildlife habitat with other land management
- Managing remnant vegetation and fauna occurring on your
- The ecological roles and requirements of native flora and
fauna in your area
- Financial and other incentives available to landholders
involved in nature conservation
- Networks with like-minded landholders to share skills and
- Workshops, field days and other activities
- Information relevant to Central Australia through
regular newsletters and other publications
- A Land for Wildlife sign for each registered property
free of charge to acknowledge the efforts of landholders in
Qualifying for Land for Wildlife
To obtain Land for Wildlife registration, landholders will need to
demonstrate that it is their intention to manage all or part of their
property in a way which clearly pursues the maintenance and enhancement
of native flora and fauna.
Land for Wildlife status will be retained as long as these objectives
continue to be upheld. Future property owners will have to re-apply to
retain Land for Wildlife status.
Land for Wildlife is responsive to the needs of landholders and
recognises that each landholder will have a different capacity to
participate in the scheme.
Schools, organisations, communities and groups can apply for
registration if they are the owners of the land being managed for
nature conservation. If they are not the owners, but are responsible
for on-ground land management, they can still apply for registration,
if the owners of the land agree.
The Land for Wildlife scheme will assist groups or individuals with any
native title considerations.
Land for Wildlife at a glance
There are no fees.
Landholders make a personal commitment to the scheme. They may withdraw
at any time if they wish.
No Legal Binds.
Land for Wildlife status does not alter the legal status of a property
in any way. It does not convey the right of public access, nor does it
exclude multiple land use over the area.
There are no limitations on size or primary land use. Horticultural
& pastoral properties, bush blocks, parks, school grounds,
Aboriginal communities and golf-courses may all be eligible.
Groups can also register properties with Land for Wildlife. Group
registration is particularly suited to numerous small blocks or several
larger properties with a landscape approach to wildlife habitat.
Land For Wildlife and Garden for Wildlife Coordinator
Low Ecological Services P/L
PO Box 3130, (Lot 1858 Isotoma
Alice Springs NT 0871, Australia
Ph: (08) 89 555 222 Fax: (08) 89
Mb: Bill 041 787 0868,
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for Wildlife member's property.
Photos © (2006) Adrian James