Climate Friendly has partnered with WWF-Australia in a new environmental plantings initiative to support landholders to establish koala friendly carbon farming projects.
Koala friendly carbon farming can help to restore thousands of hectares of koala habitat, increasing biodiversity and helping to reverse the decline of koalas and other threatened species.
A combination of carbon farming and conservation provides an innovative way to support land managers to create habitat for koalas and other native species on part or all of their property.
Environmental plantings involve the planting of mixed-species trees in an area typically 30ha-200ha, creating a vital and rich habitat for threatened species. An environmental planting project can deliver co-benefits of increased biodiversity, agricultural production and diversified revenue for the land manager.
Koala friendly carbon projects will help land managers to get up and running by providing and planting the seedlings for you.
The land manager will not have to pay to establish the plantings which will be funded by the NSW Government for an initial pilot. The land manager will receive ongoing financial benefit generated from the sale of the Australian Carbon Credit Units.
WWF-Australia will also provide biodiversity monitoring services to verify the benefit to koalas and other native wildlife, using science-led, experienced practitioners to ensure high quality restoration of habitat appropriate to the local landscape.
Michael Rennie from ABC Landline talks with Climate Friendly’s Jessie Laing about restoring koala habitat in NSW and meets some of the land managers getting involved.
Read the full story from ABC Landline here: NSW landholders signing up for free habitat planting program in effort to increase koala populations