conservation of habitats for bulbs too

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:54:42 PST
Hi Peter & Everyone

I've often thought about this, I'm quite the passionate Ecological Conservationist  & i have a 40 acre mountain property covered in endemic Eucalyptus forest & has a patchwork of small rainforests on the southern slopes & in deep gouges. It is my life's goal to protect this place as a private effort. I do not know how to secure it's future yet, but I believe future conservation by domestic owners is a very important contribution to our children's future & also to try our best to save mother earth.

Just keep note I'm in Australia.....
My first step was to rezone from farm land that can easily be cleared with a permit or by various other means, & continued with a development application for a small Eco style accommodation, giving moderate protection & public awareness, which quickly brings word of mouth that an area is worth saving & I'd rather run tours than harvest animals for a living that ruin the ground & forest.

A problem I found is the  zoning in local council  for my property was very poor " forest of low conservation value" the heading said something along those lines. I think this is a place where conservation can start at home, because it is up to the public to create awareness of specific endangered plants or animals on their properties.

I have studied the bush here for 20 years & not to mention I believe conservation of these properties that fringe several thousand acres of natural forests & unique vine forest jungle sections, but I have rare native lilies growing in the dry rainforest fringes on my property, along with subterranean & lesser known green hood orchids. There is a large number of endangered or rare animals, birds & plants & an extremely rare bat & threatened species of frog. O did I mention the lumenesant fungi that glows in the dark in my rainforest sections. Then there is the importance of the carbon storage, although forests may be very close to O2 neutral in the scientific mind, we must keep in mind, not all forests burn & not all forest material will ever be released as carbon in a single form. A major factor is in soil carbon storage, facilitated by many factors, decomposing material locked up in ground soil can store up to three times the carbon storage of a living tree. The decomposing 
 material is then broken down or consumed by bacteria etc changing & regulating it's chemical release.

So I for one will do my best to save my 40 acre forest & its rare native lilies prophys cunninghamii or Brisbane Lily & Crinum Brisbanicum or Darling Lily for the future.

There was a perfect balance & now it's a balancing act !
Steven Hart
Esk Queensland Australia

So Although there 


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On 27/12/2011, at 3:09 AM, Peter Taggart <> wrote:

> Having just seen an advertisement for such a scheme, I should like to ask;
> does anyone know about schemes to purchase or sponser areas of 'rain
> forest' in order to prevent their destruction?
> I hope that this is not too off topic, but I know  that habitat
> conservation is important to many bulb growers.
> Peter (UK)
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