Since its establishment in 2007, the Great Eastern Ranges (GER) initiative has grown to become one of the world’s largest connectivity conservation projects.
Originally established by the NSW Government, GER has successfully transitioned to a mature public-private partnership with independent leadership and a presence across four states and territories. The original AU$11 million invested by the government has leveraged $44 million in co-investment from private foundations, government grants, aligned program investment and private contributions.
Thanks to the support of our investors, partners and volunteers, GER has been able to achieve many significant results. These include:
- Protection and improved management of over 26,000 hectares of native habitat on private land.
- Strategic management of invasive species over 120,000 hectares since 2013.
- Over 168,000 individual plantings and a further 41,500 hectares of habitat restored to strengthen vital habitat connections.
- Close to 2,000 people trained through capacity building workshops resulting in almost 600 landholders adopting improved land management practices.
- Formed 250 partnerships with national, state, regional and international organisations.
- Reached an estimated 4.5 million people through communications materials and media coverage.