Our work is grounded in the best available science, guiding our resources and investment, and ensuring that effective projects are developed and implemented in the right places at the right time.
Our multi-landscape programmes synthesise the latest science and translate it into tailored projects that complement and integrate with existing efforts to maximise resourcing and reduce duplication. The Great Eastern Ranges (GER) also provides the broader scientific rationale for action and translates this into policy advice and guidance that promotes an evidence-based foundation for improved collaboration between researchers, practitioners and other partners.
GER provides the valuable data, tools, analysis and knowledge needed to:
- Develop a better understanding of the issues and values of the GER corridor.
- Guide high-level policy and investment decisions.
- Identify priority landscapes, species and actions by understanding natural and human assets and values in the context of regional conservation needs and opportunities.
- Demonstrate the importance of acting in the GER corridor, by highlighting the significance of the region and identifying opportunities to add value to past efforts.
- Rationalise decisions and demonstrate measurable success and progress, which is essential for maintaining partner and investor confidence.
- Maximise opportunities to tap into the emerging green economy, including BioBanking, green carbon economies, carbon sequestration, catchment yield and water quality provision services.
- Define the scope and scale of funding needs and shape future policy choices. This includes decisions about institutional arrangements and relationships with the scientific community, funding bodies and industry.
- Increase awareness amongst the Australian and international community of the extraordinary diversity, uniqueness and importance of the region as a repository for biodiversity on a global scale.