PROTECTING THE GREAT EASTERN RANGES

By December 19, 2017 Uncategorized

The Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance Inc. has received a $99,300 NSW Government grant to improve the connectivity of natural landscapes in the Great Eastern Ranges corridor, said the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser.

The Alliance is a partnership of 20 organisations on the Mid North Coast working together across all land tenures and communities to improve landscape connectivity.

The Bush Connect Supplementary grant program has provided additional funding to previously funded Bush Connect projects to further improve and protect habitat within the Great Eastern Ranges.

“Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance Inc. will be able to extend their conservation efforts in the Coffs Harbour-Bellinger-Dorrigo region,” Mr Fraser said.

“Their project, the Jaliigirr Landscape Connections in the Great Eastern Ranges, is community driven and well managed by locally-based organisations which are dedicated to improving our environment.

“This work is important because it’s helping protect and improve habitat and passageways for native plants and animals, including threatened species.”

A total of five supplementary grants were awarded to ongoing Bush Connect projects across NSW.

For further information about the ongoing work visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/bushconnect.htm