Gardens for Wildlife
The Gardens for Wildlife scheme (GFW) was launched in August 2008. Participation in this conservation scheme is voluntary and non-binding. The scheme aims to encourage and recognise people who wish to make their property friendly for local wildlife and the environment. The scheme has been developed as a sister program to the long-running Tasmanian Land for Wildlife scheme.
By joining GFW you clearly demonstrate your support and commitment to protecting wildlife species and habitat. You can contribute to bringing nature home by welcoming wildlife to share your garden and by providing a healthy environment for them to do so. Environment - friendly practices are very important too, as what you do in your garden can affect other places far beyond your garden boundaries.
Membership to GFW only costs $16.50 and is open to anyone who wishes to show their support for protecting wildlife species and habitat. No matter how small your garden - regardless of whether it is just plant containers, or a courtyard, roof top garden, deck or larger space - we can all contribute to the survival of wildlife and increase awareness of protecting our natural diversity.
As at June 2013, there were 475 GFW members, 2,570 hectares.
If you would like more information about becoming a member of GFW please visit the Gardens for Wildlife website or fill out an application form.
For further information
Contact: Gardens for Wildlife CoordinatorIona Mitchell
Private Land Conservation Program
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6233 6427
Fax: 03 6223 8603
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