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Nature refuges

The Nature Refuges Program

Gain recognition for sustainable land management practices, now and into the future.

Landholders can play an integral role in protecting the state's biodiversity by establishing a nature refuge on their property. A nature refuge is an area of land voluntarily protected for conservation, while allowing compatible and sustainable land uses to continue. A nature refuge is negotiated through a legally binding, perpetual nature refuge agreement between the landholder and the State. Read more

NatureAssist funding

Financial assistance to manage your property's conservation values

NatureAssist is the innovative financial incentive scheme of the Nature Refuges Program assisting Queensland landholders to protect and manage conservation values on their properties. NatureAssist uses a competitive process to invite tenders from landholders to undertake on-ground management activities that will deliver conservation benefits. Read more

Nature refuges partnerships

Become a Nature Refuges Program partner

Working together to secure an environmentally sustainable future is crucial to the success of the Nature Refuges Program. Many community groups, non-government organisations, regional natural resource management groups and commercial entities are partnering to help promote and deliver the Nature Refuges Program and sustainable land management practices. Read more

Koala Nature Refuges Program

Landholders can play a vital role in protecting koalas by restoring and managing koala habitat on their land. The Koala Nature Refuges Program provides opportunities for eligible landholders in South East Queensland to partner with the Queensland Government for a koala habitat restoration project on their land. Read more

Last updated
13 March 2013