biodiversity project

Crowes Lookout

Protect and manage tall forests in Otway Ranges, preserving habitats for species like the Otway Black Snail.

Developer

Wilderlands

Location

Australia

Area size

76 ha

Project duration

Permanent

Credit name

Wilderlands - Biological Diversity Unit

$ 3.50 USD

One unit represents protection of 1 m2 land permanently.
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PROJECT INFORMATION

Crowes Lookout

Home to mountainous vistas, tall trees, and fern-rich gullies, lies Crowes Lookout, only 170 kilometres south-west of Melbourne near the scenic town of Lavers Hill in the Otway Ranges. Crowes Lookout is characterised by towering trees of Mountain Grey-gum (Eucalyptus cypellocarpa), Southern Blue-gum (Eucalyptus globulus), and Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua), reaching over 60 metres tall and providing an arboreal ecosystem of micro-bats, gliders, and birds. The king of them all is the Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), reaching over 90 metres tall and claiming the title of tallest tree species in the world.

The dense undergrowth at Crowes Lookout provides the perfect shelter for the Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) and the Eastern Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti). Of particular significance is the Otway Black Snail (Victaphanta compacta), a shiny-black carnivorous snail that lives only in the Otway Ranges.

In joining the Wilderlands project, Crowes Lookout is adding to the overall protection of wet forest ecosystems of the Otway Ranges.

Ecosystem

T2.5 Temperate pyric humid forests

MRV

Mixed

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BOOSTERRA'S MONITORING

Geospatial Intelligence

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SDGs

15. Life on Land

13. Climate Action

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GBF Targets

2: Restoration

4: Extinction

3: Conservation

6: Alien species

8: Climate change

10: Social / Biodiversity and agriculture

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Ecosystem Services

Genetic material

Global climate regulation

Nursery population and habitat maintenance

Soil and sediment retention

Soil quality regulation

Water flow regulation

REPORTING

Species

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Broad-toothed Rat

Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae)

Otway Black Snail

Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti)

Satinwood

Slender-tree Fern

Southern Blue-gum

Developer

Wilderlands have developed one of the world's first voluntary biodiversity credits and launched a platform to make it easy for anyone to start protecting nature today. The Biological Diversity Unit (BDU) represents a 1sqm plot of permanently-protected and actively managed land in high ecological value projects across Australia.

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Frequently asked questions.

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What are biodiversity credits?

Biodiversity credits represent a standardized unit of positive biodiversity outcomes. They provide a tangible measure of the positive impact a company can make on nature through biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Are these for offsetting?

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Can the projects also contribute to climate action?

Absolutely. Although biodiversity credits usually don't directly quantify CO2 equivalent units, the restoration and conservation efforts they support act as natural safeguards against climate change. These projects provide dual benefits by positively influencing both nature and climate.

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What happens after purchase?

After purchase, you will receive an impact certificate via email along with a data sheet for reporting purposes. We also value your feedback as it helps us continually improve our services.

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