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Gondwana Link Constitution
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Gondwana Link Ltd Annual Reports
Gondwana Link Framework documents
The Gondwana Link program is now being informed by three inter-related compilations of guidance and information:
- an Ecological Guide;
- a Monitoring Guide
- a Working Together Guide; and
- a Strategic Guide which outlines key action steps (in preparation).
These three guiding documents are based on the experience to date and the on-ground plans and work programs being undertaken, plus the best ecological and business advice we can find. They are published as current versions, and will undergo constant revision and adaption as the work progresses, as the groups undertaking the work review and adjust their programs, and as new perspectives emerge into the ecological science underpinning life in our special part of the ancient Gondwanaland. Current versions of three documents appear below.
Conservation Action Planning guidelines
Our initial guide to Conservation Action Planning for Gondwana Link groups.
CAP for Gondwana Link - Standards and Guidelines version 1 (October 2014, 4.1 mb)
Conservation Action Plan - summary booklets
These booklets were produced by the groups undertaking the Conservation Action Planning process. Their aim was to communicate to others the objectives and strategies of the plan. It must be remembered that the planning process is ongoing and the plans are regularly revised and updated. These booklets represent a snapshot of the plan at the time of printing.
Conservation Action Plan - detailed plans
These plans were downloaded from Conpro prior to the Conpro site being retired in 2013. These plans were the current version in early 2013. Each group has since imported their plans to the Miradi software and made significant changes to their plans using Miradi.
Gondwana Link Restoration Standards (700 kb). Gondwana Link, in consultation with a range of groups and individuals, developed a set of restoration standards. These standards provide guidance on the design and implementation of revegetation for ecological restoration, in order to help ensure that the best possible ecological outcomes are achieved. The standards are particularly applicable to any project aimed at restoration of native systems; they may also be applied to other revegetation projects, such as the development of commercial enterprises, revegetation for catchment hydrology or erosion control, or revegetation for amenity and other purposes on farms. We thank Paula Deegan who was a key author and driver in the development of the standards.
National Standards for Ecological Restoration (2.2 mb). The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) and 12 partner organizations developed the national Standards over a three year period - carefully considering the needs of all stakeholders. The Standards, launched in March 2016,
have been designed to encourage all restoration and rehabilitation projects in Australia to reach their highest potential.
Spatial analysis reports
Gondwana Link use ArcGIS for much of their GIS needs. We have also have adopted the Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell (MCAS-S) software as a spatial decision support tool. MCAS-S is a free software package developed by ABARES http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/aclump/multi-criteria-analysis/mcas-s-tool. Gondwana Link have used MCAS-S to combine the values in a number of datasets to determine:
- what areas have the highest conservation value (according to criteria we have defined with the help of others); and
- what areas we consider a priority to restore to achieve our connectivity goal.
Amanda Keesing and Simon Neville have worked together on using MCAS-S to answer our spatial questions. Below is a report.
Neville S. (2012) Preparation of the Spatial Guide for the Functional Landscape Plan Fitz-Stirling Linkage. Report to Gondwana Link Ltd, Ecotones and Associates, Denmark, WA. (3.7 mb)
Publications concerning the Great Western Woodlands
Vertebrate Fauna of the Honman Ridge-Bremer Range District, Great Western Woodlands, Western Australia. S. Duncan, B.J. Traill and C. Watson, June 2006. Download available here.
The Extraordinary Nature of the Great Western Woodlands. A. Watson, S. Judd, J. Watson, A. Lam and D. Mackenzie. 2008. Available from The Wilderness Society website.
A calendar of Ngadju seasonal knowledge. M. O'Connor and S. Prober. 2010. Available from CSIRO (8.8 mb).
Ngadju kala: Ngadju fire knowledge and contemporary fire management in the Great Western Woodlands. S. Prober, E. Yeun, M. O'Connor and L. Schultz. September 2013. Available here.
Green Carbon. The role of natural forests in carbon storage. Part 2. S. Barry, H Keith, B. Mackey, M. Brookhouse and J. Jonson. 2010. This report presents a landscape-wide green carbon account of the Great Western Woodlands and is available here.
A Million Acres a Year
The southwest of Western Australia is one of the world's most biodiverse areas. But in the last 50 years it has been the scene of environmental destruction on a massive scale. Successive governments have sold off and encouraged the clearing of millions of acres for agriculture. The long-term consequences have been devastating: severe erosion and salinity, the shattering of this priceless natural heritage and economic ruin for many farming families. Through the voices of people on the land, this compelling documentary tracks the history of this ecological disaster and reveals the impact it has had on them, the landscape and Australia's unique flora and fauna. It also looks at their attempts to turn around decades of gross mismanagement and outlines a case for a "land ethic".
2002, 52 minutes
DVDs available from
National Film and Sound Archive ($19.95)
FREE teacher's notes available here
Green Skills publications
Green Skills have undertaken an impressive array of surveys and studies for Gondwana Link and the reports can be found on the Green Skills website.