Protecting our way of life. Plants and animals play a vital role in the health of our catchment. In many ways they are responsible for our clean air and water – but they are also good gauge of how well we are doing at managing our own responsibilities. The impact of how we manage the environment can take a long time to show in our wildlife and we are still learning new effects.
We used to think we could simply put things back the way they were. But we are learning that with climate change, it is a whole new ball game. There is no longer a clear goal in managing the wildlife of our catchment. We are constantly learning and evolving.
Our Wildlife portfolio explores the relationships of our landscape – how people interact with plants and animals, what people need and how the system as a whole functions. Through our Wildlife projects we strive for a catchment landscape that is supported to provide essential life services for all plants, wildlife and people that live here.
We focus our energy on what has been most affected by our past actions (endangered ecosystems and species) and encourage land managers to adopt practices which reduce threats and support landscape functions (control weeds and pest animals).