Habitat Restoration Fund

“Aussie Animals Need Homes Too . . .”

“Aussie Animals Need Homes Too”

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Donation Total: $25.00 Yearly

Alternatively, you can Direct Deposit into our bank account:

     National Australia Bank

     Habitat Restoration Gift Fund 

     BSB: 083789      Acc: 859108540

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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

Alternatively, you can Direct Deposit into our bank account:

National Australia Bank

Habitat Restoration Gift Fund

BSB: 083789      Acc: 859108540

The Habitat Restoration Fund (HRF) was created in 2006, by a group of people who wanted to take a more hands on approach to preserving their local environment.

 

The HRF is unique to other Environmental interest groups because:-

  • Our Focus is the on-ground implementation of projects.
  • We organise the long term maintenance and legal protection of each project up-front to ensure we have long lasting positive impact;
  • We work on private as well as public land;
  • We employ professional environmental contractors to work alongside volunteers;
  • We provide opportunities for disadvantaged people to get involved in meaningful activities;
  • We are non-political.
Our Aims

The Habitat Restoration Fund was created to Enhance natural ecosystems on both private and public land.

 

To reconnect fragmented ecosystems by creating revegetation corridors.

 

To educate the general community – in particular, schoolchildren – about the importance of preserving habitat for wildlife.

 

To repair habitat for endangered flora and fauna via weed control, revegetation, ect.

 

Repair wetland, creeks, and river ecosystems.

 

To form an active and cooperative and supportive relationship between Community Groups, Governments and environmental stakeholders.

 

To involve the general community in meaningful ‘hands-on’ projects.  

Wildlife on the Brink . . .

Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world’

 

More than 100 species of flora and fauna have been driven to extinction since European settlement; some species being proclaimed extinct as early as the 1850’s. Over 160 years later, hundreds of species are at immediate risk of extinction now. Land-clearing, feral animals, weeds and pollution continue to destroy their habitat.

 

Having one inhabited large areas of Australia, these animals are only found in a handful of isolated locations. Once the habitat ingone, dependant species of wildlife go with it.

-just 0.1% of the original native grassland habitat is left in Australia. 70% of wetlands are already gone, and most of what is left is severely degraded by weeds and agricultural practices. This has decimated water-dependent birds, fish and frogs across the country.

Upcoming Events

Full details are available on our Facebook Page for all events @hrfund

 

 

6th October 2019 – Red Hill South

Guided Walk through pristine Eucalypt forests, starting at 9.30am

 

21st September 2019 – Flinders

Guided Walk through restored wetlands and bushland, starting at 9.45am

 

15th September 2019 – Boneo

Guided Walk through indigenous garden, featuring landscaped creek and frog pond, starting at 10.00am

 

15th July 2019 – Flinders

Guided Walk through restored wetlands and bushland, starting at 2pm

 

Project Map

Major Sponsors

We would like to thank the following organisations/people for their generous support………

RACV

Hillview Quarries

Department of Sustainability and Environment

Department of Environment and Primary Industries

Port Phillip and Western Port CMA

Western Port Biosphere Foundation

Melbourne Water

Henry Berry Foundation

Trust for Nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors "we are currently updating our website"

Greg Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

Michael Naphtali

 

 

 

 

Sarah Huon

 

 

 

 

Barbara Long

 

 

 

 

Jo Pittendrigh