Professor Richard Hobbs, University of Western Australia
Gondwana Link is our best chance to achieve a band of healthy, reconnected bush across south-western Australia. Our goal is 1,000 km of continuous habitat, from the dry woodlands of the interior to the tall wet forests of the far south-west corner (see map below). Today’s efforts build on many decades of conservation work.
Over 900 km of the original habitat is relatively intact, so our key focus is to restore habitat in the gaps of cleared land, remove threats to existing large bushland areas and improve the quality of ecological management.
Now entering its 16th year of achievement, Gondwana Link is an inspiring example of a cohesive effort by a broad spectrum of local, regional, national and international groups, private landholders and Indigenous communities.
This is landscape repair at a mega-scale so nature can flourish and have a safer future.
Enough rain to start getting those seedlings into the ground, and hopefully more rain coming this week to water them in. Today Errol Eades and Jason Bolton are working north of Cranbrook on the first planting in Greening Australia's current 1000 ha program across Gondwana Link (funded through the Australian Government's 20 Million Trees program)....more