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History highlights

  • Boosts for protection and science
    2020

    Boosts for protection and science

    4.4 million ha of the Great Western Woodlands was declared an Indigenous Protected Area managed by Ngadju Conservation Aboriginal Corporation

    Conservation Council of WA’s Citizen Science Program’s 3 years of Bird Guild monitoring demonstrates the wildlife benefits of high quality ecological restoration plantings

    Ten films produced by Gondwana Link on display in the new WA Museum Boola Bardip

    Green Skills launches the Tootanellup Conservation Initiative to restore another property in central Gondwana Link

  • Working together celebrated
    2019

    Working together celebrated

    Collaborative Gondwana Link – Great Eastern Ranges three year project funded by Ian Potter Foundation

    Awesome launch of the Gondwana Link film Breathing Life into Boodja

    We join the EcoHealth Network to better understand social and health benefits from restoration work

  • First Nations leadership
    2018

    First Nations leadership

    Statement of Intent signed with Curtin University for establishment of the Nowanup Bush Campus, and Elder Eugene Eades appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor

    Cultural mapping continues, with Yaramoup Aboriginal Corporation leading work along the Gairdner River

  • Management and restoration accelerated
    2017

    Management and restoration accelerated

    Gondwana Link Ltd proud to hand over the management of the Ngadju Ranger team to Ngadju Conservation Aboriginal Corporation

    Greening Australia secures funding from 20M trees program for another 1300 ha of restoration

    We establish CALLANZ (Conservation Across large Landscapes Australia New Zealand) with Great Eastern Ranges and Reconnecting Northland

  • Learning on country
    2016

    Learning on country

    The first of many Curtin University student camps at Nowanup

    One of a number of campouts at Bungalbin (Helena and Aurora Range) to showcase this magnificent but threatened area in the Great Western Woodlands

  • Discouraging ferals and encouraging gene flow
    2015

    Discouraging ferals and encouraging gene flow

    Feral-proof fenced enclosure within the bushland on the Balijup property is constructed and launched by Green Skills

    ARC Linkage grant to investigate the evolutionary processes that will provide long-term resilience and functional integration of restored populations

  • Ngadju country – recognition and support
    2014

    Ngadju country – recognition and support

    Start of a 5 year Ngadju conservation program funded by Pew Charitable Trust and Rangelands Natural Resource Management

    Ngadju receive legal recognition of their Native Title, including Exclusive possession of large parts of the Great Western Woodland

  • Recognition of Gondwana Link’s successes
    2013

    Recognition of Gondwana Link’s successes

    Gondwana Link receives the Banksia Award in the ‘Land and Biodiversity’ category

    Ngadju Conservation team in Darwin for World Indigenous Network Conference

  • Another property purchase and Ngadju Ranger team initiated
    2012

    Another property purchase and Ngadju Ranger team initiated

    Yarraweyah Falls property in central Gondwana Link purchased by Bill and Jane Thompson (who arrive from QLD)

    Ngadju Ranger team, based in Norseman, gets underway

  • Standards and monitoring
    2011

    Standards and monitoring

    Gondwana Link Restoration Standards drafted and peer reviewed

    BirdLife Australia gains Thomas Foundation funding for an ongoing bird survey in the Great Western Woodland

  • Consolidation, planning and arts
    2010

    Consolidation, planning and arts

    Peter Price starts work as Gondwana Link’s Great Western Woodlands Program Manager

    Conservation Action Planning is initiated in various areas across the central link

    Gondwana Youth Arts camps at Nowanup

  • Gondwana Link Ltd formed and work underway across the link
    2009

    Gondwana Link Ltd formed and work underway across the link

    Gondwana Link Ltd formed as a legal entity

    State Government commences work to establish a strategy for the Great Western Woodlands

    Monjebup North property in central Gondwana Link secured by Bush Heritage Australia

    Cape to Cape Catchment Group receives funding for Conservation Action Planning with GL and on-ground works

    Ranges Link program, between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges, gets underway with sponsorship arranged

  • Showcasing the values of the Great Western Woodlands
    2008

    Showcasing the values of the Great Western Woodlands

    WA Minister for Environment releases ‘The Extraordinary Nature of the Great Western Woodlands’ report – election commitments made by both major parties

    Options canvassed across groups for ongoing Gondwana Link structure

  • New properties and expanded GWW program
    2007

    New properties and expanded GWW program

    Peniup and Monjebup properties secured, along with funds for large multi-species sandalwood plantings

    Pew Charitable Trusts and Nature Conservancy join forces to support an expanded Woodlands program

  • Investment and support
    2006

    Investment and support

    Thomas Foundation launch $10 million Challenge Grant with Gondwana Link as one of three national focus areas

    Yarrabee property secured with Wesfarmers contributing to the purchase and staff assisting with the planting

  • From Noongar to Ngadju country
    2005

    From Noongar to Ngadju country

    Noongar Elders visit Nowanup and hold key discussions on how Gondwana Link can support Noongar aspirations

    The Wilderness Society starts its science program for what becomes known as Great Western Woodlands, with a fauna survey of Honman Ridge and other major surveys

  • Science and planning
    2004

    Science and planning

    Restoration not Revegetation workshop, as we start the move towards higher ecological quality planting outcomes

    The first Conservation Action Plan is initiated, jointly developed for the Fitz-Stirling area

  • Funds arrive and work underway
    2003

    Funds arrive and work underway

    Spark Fund agreement signed for the first $1m grant, to be shared across groups and projects

    Nowanup and Chereninup properties secured, first large covenant organised, first large planting (60ha) undertaken

  • Hit the ground running
    2002

    Hit the ground running

    Gondwana Link begins with 6 key groups and a coordinator – Keith Bradby. Amanda Keesing joined the coordination team soon afterwards.

    First properties (Chingarrup and Monderup) secured by private conservation buyers Eddy and Donna Wajon

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