Vision and Goals

The Great Eastern Ranges initiative brings people together to restore and reconnect healthy habitats across 3,600km, from western Victoria to far north Queensland.

GER works with its partners across the length of the ranges to stem the loss of native species, provide natural solutions to a changing climate, protect precious resources and ensure a healthy, resilient landscape for wildlife and people.

We support and enable voluntary partnerships involving more than 250 local, regional and national organisations representing a broad spectrum of natural resource managers and conservation stakeholders: Aboriginal people and field naturalists, Landcare and local government, public land managers and research institutions, businesses and educators, policymakers and scientists.

We take a strategic and scientific approach to conservation, working on collaborative projects to:

  • Apply science to communicate what nature needs;
  • Promote connectivity conservation principles across sectors, tenures and landscapes;
  • Mobilise a network of coordinated efforts that restore connectivity for native species; and
  • Enable communities through fundraising.

By supporting efforts in the highest priority places, we are achieving something far greater than the sum of our parts – securing the future of one of the world’s great landscapes and the wildlife within.

Our Goals

  1. Leadership – be a catalyst for change and promote connectivity conservation
  2. Fundraising – provide capacity to raise monies to deliver on-ground actions
  3. Support – collaborate across jurisdictions with our partners and regional alliances
  4. Research – engage in research to determine priorities and measure our impact
  5. Independence – be a self-funded organisation with strong governance.

"The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative will make a globally significant difference, as well as a difference to the lives and future of every Australian."

Harvey Locke

Harvey Locke, A founder of Yellowstone to Yukon


By donating to the Great Eastern Ranges you will be helping us to relink and restore healthy habitats across 3,600km for nature and people.