Woomargama Station gifts 600 hectares for conservation

Woomargama Station gifts 600 hectares for conservation
Woomargama Station gifts 600 hectares for conservation

Some 600 hectares of land on New South Wales' Woomargama Station has been slated for land conservation for the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW.

Clare Cannon of the Melbourne Darling family engaged the NCT to place a covenant on one third of her property.

She said feel very strongly about providing leadership in the space and showing that you can run a profitable business while also being focussed on sustainability, planting trees and preserving wildlife.

"There is an increasing customer demand for sustainable practices in farming. Woomargama Station is a serious farm business running poll merino sheep and poll Hereford cattle, exporting wool internationally," she said.

“European buyers are very interested in animal welfare, and they’re particularly interested in sustainability,” Cannon explained. “We’ve done the provenance of food, and it’s still a big issue; the provenance of clothing is the next one.

Cannon’s Woomargama NCT covenant protects box gum woodland, which is estimated to have been cleared so extensively that only around 3.5 percent of the original extent still exists.  

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