South West Biolinks – Reconnecting the Landscape
“This project has resulted in significant, cost-effective biodiversity gains through the creation and protection of wildlife corridors for a suite of threatened species. The scale of outputs achieved are significant and have been possible through strong partnerships with industry and non-government organisations.” – Antony Ford, Chair, Glenelg Hopkins CMA
543 hectares of vegetation established
759 hectares of remnant vegetation protected 1,031 hectares of weed management
334 engagement event participants
Pallisters Reserve Committee
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
About the Project
South West Victoria is one of only 15 nationally-recognised ‘Biodiversity Hotpots’ and is within Zone 1 of the Habitat 141 corridor. While there are large sections of high conservation value native vegetation secured through numerous parks and reserves, the vegetation is often fragmented or in poor quality, especially across private land. This fragmentation is a key risk for many dispersal dependent threatened species. In addition, pine wildings are a significant weed in the landscape that are a key threatening process to species such as the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.
Activities to address this threat included large scale revegetation, weed control to improve the quality of existing remnant patches and identification and protection of existing remnants from threats such as stock grazing.
Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)
Contact Glenelg Hopkins CMA