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Basil Schur wins a Landcare award
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Basil Schur, who has just won the 'Individual Landcarer' Award at the WA Landcare Awards. Basil has been a passionate, energetic and dedicated worker for the environment for nearly four decades, initiating and implementing a huge range of projects and events.
05/10/2019
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Cultural Mapping and Management of the Middle Gairdner River
Fabulous day at Jerramungup today celebrating the completion of the ‘Cultural Mapping and Management of the Middle Gairdner River’ project and the launch of the associated Cultural Heritage Action Plan. The Yarramoup Aboriginal Corporation undertook this project with support and involvement of other local Noongar Elders, the Nowanup Rangers, Applied Archaeology Australia, Gondwana Link and the University of Western Australia. Thanks to State NRM for project funding.
22/03/2019
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Feral Cat workshop
Last Friday's Feral Cat workshop, organised by Oyster Harbour Catchment Group, was a great success. The day consisted of a series of self-managed, open discussions on topics put forward by the participants! The flavour of the topics varied from ‘Is it worth undertaking a feral cat control if it is not part of an integrated feral control program?’ and ‘How can we collaborate more effectively?’ to ‘How do we win the hearts and minds of people to better manage cats?’?
05/03/2019
Posted by: Amanda Keesing
Gondwana Link's Biodiversity Trail is happening!
Gondwana Link's Biodiversity Trail is happening! Many thanks to Regional Development Minister Alannah McTiernan, who this morning included our $84,000 bid for the Central Zone Pilot Trail when announcing successful applicants for the Great Southern Regional Economic Development Grants. We initially worked with the Great Southern Development Commission and many community groups to develop the concept in 2015, and then had a few hold-ups. Great to get started and have so many colleagues keen to b
01/03/2019
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Letter by Elsie Wright
What an wonderful community we live and work amongst, which produces not only fine citizens but fine 12 year old citizens. Great letter Elsie Wright
27/02/2019
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Yep - we need more trees!
Yep - we need more trees! A 'slightly warm' day saw visiting UWA Restoration Ecology students hug the shade as they visited some ambitious saltland restoration sites on Peter Luscombe's property in the Ranges Link section of Gondwana Link. But results so far are good, with Peter and Lucia Quearry able to show off some impressive growth after only two years, plus new ecological connections across farmland on the hills, and of course progress at Twin Creeks Community Conservation Reserve.
17/02/2019
Posted by: Keith Bradby
NZ Predator Free 2050 visit
Sharing experiences across the Tasman (and boasting a bit). Last week we had a very enjoyable and informative visit from Ed Chignell, CEO of the ambitious Predator Free 2050, a program working to transform wildlife across New Zealand by getting rid of feral predators. It was wonderful to talk with someone so visionary, to hear of other transformative NZ efforts such as their Billion Tree program, and to swap notes on how to provide effective support across numerous groups and individuals.
15/02/2019
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Healthy catchments mean healthy estuaries, which means you can start getting the oysters back.
Healthy catchments mean healthy estuaries, which means you can start getting the oysters back. If you are in or around Albany on the 18th of December this should be a great gathering to talk about the work underway to restore oysters to Oyster Harbour (which sounds like a logical place to do it).
09/12/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Filming to make short documentaries
Yes we are out there gathering some of many stories about the wonderful people, groups and places we work with. Gondwana Link now has an ongoing program of short documentaries, and maybe a a long one or two, with 'Sound in the Ground' the first to be filmed. Its incredibly exciting what local groups like Friends of the Porongurups have achieved, and its time to share that excitement with a much wider audience.
12/11/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
We're not ones for small talk, but its always good to share lessons learnt with good mates.
We're not ones for small talk, but its always good to share lessons learnt with good mates. So Gondwana Link CEO Keith Bradby ended up in Maleny, with our colleagues from Hinterland Bush Links, including the energetic Susie Duncan, swapping notes on what's different and whats the same between the Queensland rainforest and WA's kwongan, mallee and woodlands (hint; there's good people doing their best on both sides of Australia, but Maleny can have 3/4 metre of rain in a weekend - that weekend
23/10/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
A multi-perspective environmental history of the Great Western Woodlands – and the Daintree Rainforest?
A multi-perspective environmental history of the Great Western Woodlands – and the Daintree Rainforest? Yep, its happening - and work has been underway for some months now. Gondwana Link is delighted to be supporting the delightful Alexandra Vlachos, visiting researcher from Switzerland’s Bern University, currently working with Professor Andrea Gaynor from University of WA (the dynamic duo are pictured on McDermid Rock in the Woodlands).
14/10/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby