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Dear Great Eastern Ranges members, colleagues and supporters,

It has been a busy few months with GER and its partners restoring habitat for wildlife, tackling weeds and feral animals, collecting valuable data to inform bushfire recovery work, and helping local communities to heal.

June also marked the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – a decade to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.

Learn more about our commitment to supporting this critical decade and the projects that are taking place across the Great Eastern Ranges to help create healthier, more resilient landscapes, ecosystems, communities, and economies below.
 
HEALING BUSHFIRE AFFECTED WILDLIFE AND COMMUNITIES IN THE GREAT EASTERN RANGES WITH IFAW
GER and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have combined forces to roll out integrated bushfire recovery efforts to support wildlife and people in three priority landscapes in NSW and Queensland. As part of our bushfire recovery program, IFAW is providing funding to supplement key activities to restore native forests, assist animals in need and boost community healing and resilience over the next twelve months in the Lockyer Valley, Southern Border Ranges, and Greater Blue Mountains.
Learn more
 
SUPPORTING THE UN DECADE ON ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
GER has joined a consortium of thirteen other prominent Australasian environmental organisations to collaboratively support the objectives of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The 'Darwin Agreement' urges concerted support of the UN Decade by all sectors of society to retain, repair and reduce the impacts on our ecosystems. 
Learn more

NEW TRANS-TASMAN CONSERVATION ALLIANCE FORMED TO TACKLE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES
In an effort to address global environmental and social challenges and promote connectivity conservation, three of the world’s leading conservation initiatives have formed a new trans-Tasman alliance. The Connecting Across Large Landscapes Australia New Zealand (CALLANZ) network – comprising the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative and Gondwana Link in Australia and New Zealand’s Reconnecting Northland – was formed in response to the need to rapidly ramp up efforts to halt and reverse the degradation of the environment for people and planet.
 
Learn more
 
FIRST WEBINAR IN THE INTERNATIONAL ART OF CONNECTING SERIES KICKS OFF
Over 250 attendees from five countries dialed in to view the first webinar in the new international ‘Art of Connecting’ series on 3 June 2021. ‘We are Nature’, hosted by Eamon Nathan, CEO of Reconnecting Northland, focused on the critical connections between human and environmental health and how we can protect, restore and enhance these through conservation. Run by the Conservation Across Large Landscapes Australia New Zealand (CALLANZ) network the Art of Connecting series seeks to aid the practice and science of connectivity conservation through the sharing of knowledge, tools and lessons learned.
View the webinar
 
SCIENTISTS HIGHLIGHT KEY FINDINGS OF BUSHFIRE RECOVERY RESEARCH
Environmental and conservation NGOs, universities, government and community groups joined Australia’s leading scientists on 6 May 2021 to learn about the key findings of their Bushfire Recovery Research Project and the practical implications for decision-makers and on-ground practitioners. Led by Prof Brendan Mackey from Griffith University and Prof David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University in partnership with GER, the project has been working to assess the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires and track the recovery of south-eastern Australia’s forests.
View Bushfire Facts Live
Wishing you all a safe and healthy time ahead,
Gary Howling
Executive Director & CEO
Great Eastern Ranges 
Initiative
Bob Debus
Chair
Great Eastern Ranges Initiative

PS. Last chance to make a tax-deductible donation to support GER's bushfire recovery program before 30 June! 
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