Supporting our work
The Habitat Restoration Fund is Nature Glenelg Trust’s DGR-listed Public Fund, which enables you or your company to make donations of money or property to to further the charitable environmental activities of Nature Glenelg Trust.
Donations to the Fund will support strategic habitat restoration projects, such as enabling NGT to purchase and restore previously degraded wetlands, as well as protecting, managing and undertaking key research on the native plants and wildlife that live in them.
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status was granted from the Australian Government in 2014. We are now accepting donations from the public and will issue an ATO compliant receipt for any donation of $2 or more (for use in your annual tax return).
To see our current specific appeals, please visit our donation page:
Or for general donations:
Account Name: Habitat Restoration Fund
Account Number: 12029616
Reference: NGT donation
Why do we have an emphasis on wetlands?
Nature Glenelg Trust is interested in all forms of environmental restoration, but has a particular emphasis on restoring wetlands.
Our region (the South East of South Australia and South West Victoria) is a hotspot for wetland biodiversity in southern Australia, with many important and/or threatened plants, wildlife and habitats occurring throughout the formerly extensive wetlands of this area. Wetlands are also a crucial component of the water and nutrient cycle in a catchment, not to mention their aesthetic, recreational and cultural value to us all.
Nature Glenelg Trust seeks to build on our connection with wetlands in the landscape, by providing opportunities for everyone to experience and better understand them.
The proportion of original wetlands that remain in the region has dramatically reduced since European settlement as a result of development, clearing and drainage. In the South East of SA, only approximately 6% of the original wetlands remain, while in South West Victoria, 40% remain. However wetlands, unlike drier soil types, do provide the opportunity to achieve spectacular restoration of habitat in a relatively short space of time… In some cases, you just have to add water (by reversing drainage), and nature, with a little guidance, will do the rest!