Grounded in the community and responding to community needs, the Central Victorian Biolinks (CVB) is increasing capacity for collaborative nature conservation across the whole of central Victoria.
Central Victoria is a crucial region for nature conservation, as it sits at the southern end of the Great Divide and spans from drier northern plains across the woodlands and forests of the divide to cooler, more southerly hills, gorges and grasslands.
CVB is creating strong community-driven ways to re-connect isolated areas of bushland and strengthen natural processes like nutrient cycles and gene flow. These “biolinks” cushion native plants and wildlife against climate change and will deliver large-scale conservation outcomes.
Through CVB, the community environment groups are developing capabilities in knowledge management, learning exchange, collaborative capacity building and operational planning to create healthy and resilient ecosystems that are needed to meet the urgent challenges of habitat loss and climate change.