Co-investment Program

This partnership program focuses on large-scale conservation projects, with funding allocated over 5 years.

Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) juvenile male

The Co-investment Program was first developed in 2018. It focuses on threatened species and ecological communities that need broad landscape-scale conservation activities to help them recover and to manage threats.

Saving our Species will co-fund almost $1.8 million in the 2021–26 round.

The more people, organisations, resources and expertise we can devote to our threatened species, the more positive outcomes we can achieve for our plants and animals facing extinction.

2021–26 co-investment partners

In partnership with the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, Project 1: Saving the nectar sippers project – Phase 2

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Project 2: Securing glossy-black cockatoos with citizen science and land management

Species/threatened ecological communities that will benefit:

Project: Enhancement of white box–yellow box, cool temperate grassy woodlands, and threatened woodland bird habitat in the Southern Eastern Highlands bioregion of NSW at Scottsdale Reserve

Species/threatened ecological communities that will benefit:

Project: Seeding the future for superb parrots across temperate grassy woodlands of southern NSW

Species that will benefit:

Project: Conservation actions for Lowland Rainforests in the Jaliigirr Landscape

Species/threatened ecological communities that will benefit:

Benefits of a co-funding scheme

The co-investment model is a co-funding scheme. Partners are required to source financial contributions to match government investment.

Leveraging funding provides greater benefits to threatened species and ecological communities by increasing the number of conservation projects that can be delivered across NSW. This contributes to the long-term aim of the Saving our Species program to secure our native plants, animals, and ecosystems for generations to come.

This investment is from the additional $75 million that has been allocated by the NSW Government to continue the Saving our Species program over the next 5 years (2021– 26).

Legislative commitment

The Co-investment Program is consistent with the Biodiversity Conservation Program delivered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. That is, NSW must operate a Biodiversity Conservation Program to maximise the long-term security of all threatened species and threatened ecological communities in nature.

2018–21 co-investment partners

Previous co-investment partners who helped make the program a success in 2018–21. The continuation of this vital work with existing and new partners is essential to maintain and improve our previous investment.

One of the largest and most successful Landcare groups in Australia, its mission is promoting, facilitating and undertaking long-term restoration and ongoing care of critically-endangered lowland subtropical rainforest.

The Saving our Species co-investment project restores and facilitates the recovery of important remnants of endangered lowland subtropical rainforest in the Big Scrub region, improving the habitat and survival of the many landscape-managed threatened species that depend on it.

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Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

Bush Heritage is an independent not-for-profit that buys and manages land and partners with Aboriginal people, to protect our irreplaceable landscapes and magnificent native species.

Located across 2 remote reserves in the rangelands of north-west NSW, Bush Heritage’s first co-invested project focuses on conserving endangered Coolibah–black box woodland. The second project extends and enhances habitat for threatened woodland bird species in the South West Slopes region of southern NSW.

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Squirrel glider

As the charity partner of Australia’s national parks, the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife is on a mission to protect Australia’s ecosystems and native species for generations to come. Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) is working on 3 co-investment projects with their various partners.

In north-east NSW, FNPW has joined with the Border Ranges Alliance to deliver their ‘Trails for Tails’ Saving our Species (SoS) co-investment project, which focuses on learning more about and conserving the shy and wary Albert’s lyrebird and other threatened bird species.

FNPW is also working with the Kanangra–Boyd to Wyangala Link (K2W) Conservation Partnership. This SoS co-investment project will add another district to the successful K2W Link program. While this project targets the squirrel glider, restoring the K2W natural landscape corridor is vital to the long-term survival of many native Great Eastern Ranges threatened species.

In partnership with BirdLife Australia, FNPW’s third SoS co-investment project is Nectar-Lovers. This project aims to restore food sources and habitat connectivity for threatened nectar feeding bird species in the South West Slopes region of southern NSW.

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With a vision of ‘healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature thrive’, Greening Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation operating around the country.

Greening Australia’s Great Southern Landscapes Program aims to restore 300,000 hectares and establish 450 million Indigenous plants by 2030. Their Saving our Species co-investment project focuses on restoring and enhancing the superb parrot’s habitat in the Riverina region of south-west NSW.

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Molonglo Conservation Group facilitates strategic collaborative partnerships and programs across the southern tablelands of the ACT and NSW. With a vision of facilitating a healthy, resilient and productive landscape, they connect the region’s land management stakeholders and partners to build knowledge, stakeholder capability and environmental outcomes.

This Saving our Species co-investment project aims to extend and maintain habitat for the pink-tailed worm lizard and conserve box-gum woodland in southern NSW.

Your contribution will help the project reach more landholders, protect more habitat and increase the opportunities for everyone in the community to get involved.

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Pair of Barking Owls Ninox connivens

Representing more than 150 organisations, the Nature Conservation Council (NCC) is the ‘voice for nature in NSW’.

Within the NCC, the Healthy Ecosystems team works in partnership and collaboration with government agencies, consortiums and associations to provide high-quality community engagement, education and training services to communities. Our team implements coordinated strategies to improve the function of ecosystems and resilience of our landscapes. Find out more about the NCC’s work.

Building on strategic partnerships formed over the last decade, the NCC’s Saving our Species co-investment project protects and maintains populations of large forest owls across the Richmond Clarence Lowlands. To find out more or get involved go to the Large Forest Owls Project page.

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