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.
We have to share these great pics by Frank Rijavec and Barbara Madden of the recent ‘Art in the Park’ exhibition hosted by the Friends of the Porongurup Range. Frank’s pictures show ‘Steel Feather’ by Kevin Draper; ‘Pelican Pete’ by Brad Lucas; ‘Re-pressed’ by Paul Elliot; ‘Mountain Mural’ by South Stirling Primary School. Barb’s photos show her cyclist friends enjoying ‘Peddling Back in Time’ by Luke Barker, and ‘280’ parrots by Dave Taylor. Enjoy!...more