Great Eastern Ranges Initiative

A continental-scale lifeline to engage people with nature

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is a funding partner of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER), and is one of a growing number of voluntary partners contributing to improving the management and connectivity of protected areas and other natural areas on private lands in the GER corridor.

The GER is supporting biodiversity by protecting, managing and restoring the connectivity and habitat values of native vegetation across all land tenures in the GER corridor.

The GER corridor stretches 3600 km from the Grampians in western Victoria to the wet tropics north of Cairns in far north Queensland.

By maximizing the amount and quality of connected habitat available in the corridor, the GER aims to maintain opportunities for species to adapt and survive the effects of land use change, continued pressure from inappropriate disturbance and introduced species, and the potential worsening impacts of a changing climate.

The GER is an adaptive response to mitigate the impacts of past changes, ongoing pressures and future threats to Australia's most biodiverse ecosystems which support the majority of our threatened plants and animals..

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Page last updated: 29 January 2014