Border Ranges Alliance

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Partnership Facilitator: Jane Baldwin, Nature Conservation Trust of NSW
Contact details: phone 0448 803 160, or email jane@nct.org.au

As one of several regional partnerships in New South Wales implementing the Great Eastern Ranges Vision, the Border Ranges Alliance brings together groups from north-east NSW and south-east Queensland to strengthen conservation connections across the state border and improve the connectivity of rainforest and related vegetation, from Evans Head on the far north coast of NSW to Beenleigh in South East Queenland and west as far as Killarny.

Established in 2008, the Border Ranges Alliance has almost 50 member groups working together to improve the connectivity, condition and resilience of landscapes and ecosystems and halt further decline and loss of species across the Border Ranges region.

Alliance membership is informal and the groups activities are guided by the Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan – a regional and national recovery plan for endemic rainforest, threatened plants animals and ecological communities occuring in this region.

In undertaking our role as a Great Eastern Ranges Initiative partner, the Border Ranges Alliance implements the Great Eastern Ranges Vision and goals by:

  • developing and maintaining relationships with and between Great Eastern Ranges Border Ranges Alliance members
  • providing information (and coordination where relevant) on regional activities, conservation strategies and research that are relevant to the goals of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
  • developing a collective understanding about how individual and collaborative efforts contribute to the vision of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
  • agreeing on a package of activities that will provide a focus for efforts and that attract industry, community and government support
  • investigating and seeking additional resources for activities in the Border Ranges
  • identifying opportunities to invite industry and education groups to participate in the Alliance.

We provide an annual forum to showcase Alliance member projects, discuss lessons learnt and improve understanding of conservation science and regional conservation planning, along with a directory of Alliance Members and suite of communication products which:

  • Recognise the work being done in the Border Ranges region by individuals, groups and organisations
  • Explain the importance of the Border Ranges within the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
  • Improve understanding of the Great Eastern Ranges vision and connectivity conservation

The Alliance is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust through the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative until June 2015 and has a part-time facilitator, Jane Baldwin, based in Lismore, NSW, with the Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales - one of the Great Eastern Ranges Lead Partners.

Visit the Border Ranges Alliance’s website for more information.

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