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.
Wonderful to see the first people of the country out managing the country. Well done Nowanup Rangers, Fitzgerald Biosphere Group and all involved....more