Henbury Conservation Project – leading the way in carbon farming

The Finke River runs through Henbury Station's arid environment in central Australia

The Finke River runs through Henbury Station's arid environment in central Australia

Biodiversity conservation entered a new era with a pioneering carbon farming project launched this morning in Australia’s Red Centre.

Environment Minister Tony Burke announced the Henbury Conservation Project at the 500,000 hectare property, marking the largest purchase yet for our National Reserve System — our most secure way of protecting native habitat.

The project is the brainchild of the Australian company R.M.Williams Agricultural Holdings who purchased the $13 million property with Australia Government support through Caring for our Country.

The company will manage the former pastoral company for conservation and at the same time generate carbon credits that will fund its protection into the future.

A great win for biodiversity. Henbury is now protected forever!

More information is available here.

 

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