The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) is built on a foundation of partnerships and community interactions. It acknowledges the important role all landholders, NGOs, councils, government agencies, industries and the community have in conserving and managing our unique and rich biological diversity.
Collaboration and partnership are fundamental principles of GER. At the Regional Partnership level, one of the first priorities is to engage with local communities and partner organisations, in order to:
- agree on common values and objectives as a basis for local collaboration and to develop plans and prioritise and schedule actions;
- develop local governance structures and frameworks to enable the involvement of a diverse and representative range of contributors and supporters;
- use existing networks and innovative media to communicate the importance of the local landscape and conservation issues and values; and
- implement collaborative actions that link and add value to individuals and contributors’ organisations and to the GER initiative overall.
Learn more about the ways in which GER engages: