Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd pledges $305,000 after grasslands cleared

Date published: 
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 15:15

17 August 2012

The Australian Government secured a legally enforceable $305,000 pledge from plantation timber company Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd to repair damage done to a critically endangered grassland in south western Victoria and to better protect what remains.

Between March and May last year, a contractor employed by Hancock Victorian Plantations cleared an area about the size of a soccer field (0.7ha) of a protected ecological community, known as Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain, near Mannibadar.

The company agreed to spend $305,000 towards the recovery and rehabilitation of grasslands in the region.