March 22, 2023

The Eco Show: Traditional rangers and scent detection dogs work hand-in-hand to restore Gumbaynggirr Country

The Great Eastern Ranges will feature in a special episode of The Eco Show on SBS, which showcases the collaborative efforts of GER and our partners to restore and reconnect habitats and ecosystems on the north coast of NSW.

In the episode, host Bridie Shepherd travels to Gumbaynggirr Country at Mylestom to check out the work the Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council is doing alongside GER regional partnership, the Jaliggirr Biodiversity Alliance, to restore the health and resilience of their Country as part of Cores Corridors and Koalas – a partnership between GER and WWF-Australia formed in response to the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

The episode offers a unique look into the activities being undertaken at Mylestom, including the use of traditional land management practices such as cultural burns and the use of scent detection dog surveys to assist in the restoration and connection of habitat for koalas, gliders and other forest-dependent native wildlife.

The episode provides an excellent overview of how work at properties like Mylestom contributes to the bigger-picture vision of the Great Eastern Ranges and the power of collaboration and community-led projects in achieving it.

The full episode is also available to watch on Channel 31’s YouTube channel:

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