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Help for landholders through the Fire Recovery Fund

Help for landholders through the Fire Recovery Fund

The KI Native Plant Nursery is very grateful for the support it has received to help KI landholders recover from the 2019-20 KI bushfires. Three organisations have given significant funding which has enabled on-ground action with plants grown through the nursery. The KI Landscape Board is very grateful for these organisations support, which is enabling landholders to rebuild their properties over the coming years.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is partnering with the KI Landscape Board and Nature Foundation to help landholders restore 20 hectares of critical habitat for threatened and other flora/fauna species, burnt during the 2019-20 Kangaroo Island bushfires. This important project is enabling the propagation of suitable KI native plant species for planting in the burn scar. It is providing these plants with protective guards to landholders at no cost.

Since the bushfires, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has helped 30 KI landholders to plant almost 10,000 native trees and shrubs throughout the bushfire scar and most importantly to protect these seedlings from hungry stock, kangaroos, possums and wallabies.

8 Billion Trees

8 Billion Trees is partnering with the KI Landscape Board to sponsor the cultivation and planting of biodiverse native trees and shrubs on fire-affected KI properties for the next two to five years. Their aim is to help restore habitats for the many native animals that have been affected over summer as quickly and efficiently as possible, and to help farmers replant much needed shelter belts and wind breaks.

Since the bushfires 8 Billion Trees has supported 47 landholders to plant over 12,000 native trees and shrubs on their properties throughout the bushfire scar as part of their carbon footprint calculator reforestation project. This tree planting initiative is helping to heal the climate through tree carbon offsets that remove harmful greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere while simultaneously rebuilding habitats for displaced animals throughout Kangaroo Island.

Collette Travel

Collette Travel has also given generously which has enabled tree guards to be supplied to the landholders funded through 8 Billion Trees to protect their freshly planted native trees and shrubs from voracious stock and wildlife.

These plants have been used to replace windbreaks and shelterbelts that protect their stock, in particular lambing ewes, from inclement weather. They have revegetated areas to mitigate the erosion created when native vegetation was burnt across hillsides and coastal sand dunes. Landholders have also replanted new areas on their properties to provide habitat and food for animals, such as the endangered glossy black-cockatoo and the honey bee. Landholders supplied with plants personally undertook the planting work.

Thanks to these organisations, landholders will be able to continue this work over the next few years as they rebuild their homes and farms.

Help for landholders through the Fire Recovery Fund

About our supporters:

Nature Foundation

Nature Foundation is an apolitical not-for-profit foundation that invests in conserving, restoring and protecting South Australian landscapes, flora and fauna to ensure their survival.

Please click here for more information about Nature Foundation.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation works to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. Active at international level, the Foundation focuses its actions on three main areas: limiting the effects of climate change and promoting renewable energies, preserving biodiversity, managing water resources and combating desertification.

Please click here for more information about The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s operations around the world.

8 Billion Trees

The social enterprise, 8 Billion Trees, works with local communities to carry out large-scale tree planting and conservation operations to help rebuild habitats for native plants and animals, sequester carbon, and promote healthy landscapes throughout the world.

Please click here for more information about 8 Billion Trees’ planting operations around the globe.

Collette Travel

Collette Travel believes that travel should be a force for good and by uniting with our employees, partners and travellers, they can make a positive impact in our local and global communities. They work together with local communities to take care of the places where they live, work and travel.

Please click here for more information about Collette Travel.