PHD Graduand, RMIT University
Mat Hardy has just completed his PhD at RMIT University, which explored the use of revolving funds for protecting nature on private land. He has published various articles on private land conservation, including on revolving funds, conservation covenants, and land stewardship. Mat is also the current Revolving Fund Coordinator for Trust for Nature (Victoria), and has worked previously in the private land conservation, landscape restoration and water management fields, predominantly in the non-government sector. Mat’s research interests include the implementation and effectiveness of Privately Protected Areas, the ongoing stewardship of private land for nature conservation, and conservation policy.
Comparing acquisition strategies for private land conservation revolving funds
The acquisition of private land with conservation value is an important part of global conservation efforts. Revolving funds offer conservation organisations the ability to acquire private land with conservation value, and then on-sell it to new conservation-minded owners, in the process recouping costs and adding a permanent conservation agreement to protect the property’s ecological values. […]