Grampians to Pyrenees Biolink Conservation Action Plan Launched

Dave Margetson

David Margetson speaking at the launch


With CVBA member organisation Project Platypus, CVBA facilitated and wrote a Conservation Action Plan for the G2P Biolink.  The project was part of a larger Biodiversity Fund project also involving Wimmera CMA, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Trust for Nature and Parks Victoria.

The Plan was launched in Halls Gap on Thursday 9th June and in the words of G2P Project Director Leigh Blackmore ‘From the feedback on Thursday it sounds like there is much intention to use the plan and continue the G2P Biolink.  This plan is roadmap for future works and can be picked up and implemented by anyone – awesome!’.

Deakin University’s Associate Professor Geoff Westcott spoke about Connectivity Conservation – its importance and gave examples an inspiring international project Wildlands and Woodlands in New England.

Launch attendees

Launch attendees

The day was a chance to hear what was achieved by the project over the past 3 years – partners individual projects generally well exceeded their targets. TfNs Adam Blake was excited by the first time collaboration between TfN and Landcare – with 6 permanent protection covenants resulting.

One of the Strategic Recommendations made in the Plan was for the formation of a G2P key stakeholder committee. It was agreed that an informal network was important to the project’s future and Project Platypus will be hosting its inaugural meeting.

The Trust for Nature contingent - Adam Merrick, Adam Blake and Max Irvin

The Trust for Nature Contingent – Adam Merrick, Adam Blake and Max Irvin

Black Range Biolink champion, Neil Marriot

Black Range Biolink champion, Neil Marriot