Potential Wildlife Corridors

The areas where our wildlife live and flourish have become increasingly geographically isolated. This isolation has led to decreases in genetic diversity and resilience between and within populations. Creating habitat corridors that allow wildlife to move between bushland areas is recognised as a key strategy to help improve the survival of our diverse fauna and flora. Have a look at the map at the bottom of this page for the areas shaded in green (only the central part of the shire has been mapped so far). These are areas for potential wildlife corridors. Is your property in an area that could form part of a wildlife corridor? Would you be willing to participate in a revegetation project that works in with your farming and other enterprises? Please contact Landcare so that we can help you to make that happen.

The National Wildlife Corridor Plan (2012) aims at creating 'an enduring network of wildlife corridors'

It includes the following five-point plan of action to help deliver the vision:

developing and supporting corridor initiatives

establishing enduring institutional arrangements

promoting strategic investment in corridors

working with key stakeholders and supporting regional natural resource management (NRM) planning

monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Check out the South East Landcare Biodiversity Map to see the importance of the land in our area in a larger context.