Established in 2011, Hinterland Bush Links (HBL) is a visionary project to ensure the long-term conservation of the native plants and animals of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland by connecting, restoring and protecting vital habitat.
HBL works with a wide range of agencies, community organisations and landholders across the region to protect and restore land and create vital connections between habitat. These include people with urban backyards through to those with large blocks of land and farms. These wildlife corridors enable native animals and plants to access more habitat, undertake nomadic and migratory travel, and adapt to climate change. Hinterland Bushlinks builds on the existing restoration work is being carried out by landholders and organisations in the region.
What makes this region special
Queensland’s beautiful Hinterland region is nationally recognised as a hotspot for its exceptional diversity of plants and animals. Its patchwork of hills and valleys, rainforest, eucalypts, paddocks and villages support a plethora of species, including many threatened plants and wildlife. These include animals such as platypus, wompoos and gliding possums.
However, all is not well for the Hinterland wildlife. A significant portion of the bush has been cleared and invasive weeds and feral animals are putting pressure on the landscape and causing populations of native plants and animals to decline.
Hinterland Bush Links was launched in response to these threats. By working with landholders and organisations to protect and maintain bush blocks and reconnect them with wildlife corridors, HBL is providing local wildlife with the best chance of surviving into the future.
For more information, visit the Hinterland Bush Links website at www.hinterlandbushlinks.org