The Great Eastern Ranges (GER) Initiative and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have combined forces to roll out integrated bushfire recovery efforts to support wildlife and people in three priority landscapes in NSW and Queensland.
As part of GER’s bushfire recovery program, we are working with IFAW on key activities to restore native forests, assist animals in need and boost community healing and resilience over the next twelve months in the Lockyer Valley, Southern Border Ranges and Greater Blue Mountains.
The activities will build on and add value to the vital work that individuals and organisations are already doing in these landscapes, as well as on our existing efforts there.
Key activities will include the:
- planting of trees and shrubs to provide homes and food for native animals such as koalas, greater gliders and grey-headed flying foxes;
- installation of nest boxes and tree cut hollows;
- engagement of landholders in private land conservation and bushfire recovery planning; and
- partner and community forums to build local skills and knowledge.