Bushland Biodiversity restoration, Australia

Enhancing biodiversity and permanently protecting Victoria’s forests.

200 Hectares protected
4 Hectares of land saved
Endangered species protected
Australian partnership

Community & Location

The Myamyn conversation project is located in the Annya State Forest in south-western Victoria. It is an area of extremely high ecological value and is home to some of the most endangered Australian species.

Project snapshot

The recent Australian bushfires were heartbreaking to watch. It will take time and considered effort to reestablish the habitats & species that were lost, an estimated 1 billion native animals are estimated to have perished in the catastrophic fires. The Annya State Forest, located in south-western Victoria is distinguished by messmate stringybark trees. It is a forest of undeniable ecological importance as it is home to various endangered and vulnerable animal and plant communities and a diverse under-storey growing on fertile soils. Not only was this area affected by the bushfires but two decades ago, sections of Victoria's Annya State Forest were illegally cleared and re-planted with invasive species, the Tasmanian Blue Gum.

Why we fund this project

Australia's land is close to all of our hearts, after the devastation that struck with the recent bushfires we felt that helping restore the land was a powerful project to fund. As if the cute animals weren’t enough, over 20 hectares of cleared lands have been rehabilitated and a 200 hectares have been protected against further clearing. Natural habitats have been enhanced by controlling pest animals like cats and foxes and managing weeds. Moreover, the Myamyn project maintains the freshwater wetland which is a rare home to animals such as the southern toadlet and southern bent-wing bat. We’d like you to meet them!

How does this project help?

This project seeks to enhance biodiversity, restore the site and protect it in perpetuity from land clearing. The project works to rehabilitate the land by re-vegetating it with native flora and controlling weeds and pest animals like cats and foxes. This in turn protects vulnerable plant and animal communities such as the southern brown bandicoot, powerful owl and long-nosed potoroo species.

Who else is behind this project?

We’ve partnered with South Pole, a team of seasoned experts and absolute legends in climate change and renewable energy that tailor solutions and facilitate cooperation in various domains of sustainability.

EcoAustralia™ Credit - EcoAustralia™ is a stapled product that blends carbon credits with biodiversity protection. Each EcoAustralia™ credit consists of 1 tCO2e of avoided emissions from a Gold Standard certified project, and one Australian Biodiversity Unit, equal to 1.5 m2 of government-accredited, permanently protected Australian vegetation.

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Australian Biodiversity Units from the Myamyn Lowland Forest Conservation project are one half of our EcoAustralia™ climate protection solution; the other half is made up of carbon credits from the Changbin and Taichung Wind project, which are Gold Standard verified—you can learn more about Changbin and Taichung Wind here.

How does EcoAustralia™ work? EcoAustralia™ is a stapled carbon credit solution that blends carbon credits with biodiversity protection. Each EcoAustralia™ credit consists of 1 tCO2e of avoided emissions from a Gold Standard certified project, and one Australian Biodiversity Unit, equal to 1.5 m2 of government-accredited, permanently protected Australian vegetation.

📷 Photos courtesy of South Pole.

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