Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

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Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd pledges $305,000 after grasslands cleared

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The Australian Government secured a legally enforceable $305,000 pledge from plantation timber company Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd to repair damage done to a critically endangered grassland in south western Victoria and to better protect what remains.

Between March and May last year, a contractor employed by Hancock Victorian Plantations cleared an area about the size of a soccer field (0.7ha) of a protected ecological community, known as Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain, near Mannibadar. The company agreed to spend $305,000 towards the recovery and rehabilitation of grasslands in the region.

Further details on how the $305,000 will be allocated is at this link http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/compliance/judgements.html

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