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Learning from past strategic restoration programs in the southern West Australian Wheatbelt

This project assesses the effectiveness of revegetation and corridors, land management actions and the establishment of ecological linkages projects in the southern Wheatbelt on the region’s unique fauna.

It will focus on the Dongolocking Catchment that was the site of a major conservation project (1996-2005). Here a focal species approach was used to inform broad scale revegetation activities that were designed to optimise wildlife habitat for a broad range of species.

The project’s findings will form a scientific basis and will help improve principles and methods that implement revegetation corridors and landscape conservation and enhance the habitat values of fauna species.

Understanding biodiversity outcomes

This project contributes to our understanding of long term outcomes for fauna that result from restoration that is aimed at connecting and buffering fragmented vegetation in agricultural landscapes.

The role of WABSI in the project

WABSI has played an active role in supporting the project development and supporting partnership development. WABSI chairs the steering committee for the project, which includes members from all project partners and provides strategic advice to the project team.

Project partners

The project is led and funded by the South West Catchments Council and Edith Cowan University, with support from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; Greening Australia; Dumbleyung Landcare and BioMonitoring International Pty Ltd.

The project is supported by funding through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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