Visionary landscape-scale projects
Greening Australia works on major projects that seek to transform landscapes in globally significant areas of the country. These projects, our Transforming our Landscapes projects, showcase what Greening Australia does so well.
Each project has a bold vision and great reach across landscapes and communities, and involve a large number of people and partners, from major corporations to individual volunteers. Transforming our Landscapes seeks to demonstrate what can be achieved when the community works together to manage our unique landscape at an unprecedented scale.
Transforming Our Landscapes is not only a plan to protect and restore Australian landscapes at the largest scale - but also to transform the thinking and behaviour of present and future Australians. To deepen our collective knowledge of the place we live – and how to live well in it.
This vision marks a new chapter in Greening Australia’s history. Transforming our Landscapes is a goal Greening Australia has set itself to increase or scale up the size of the work it carries out, and a commitment to focus on key landscapes of global significance to help them become more resilient as the climate warms and other ongoing environmental threats continue.
Greening Australia has arrived at this position based on the knowledge it has acquired throughout its 29-year history, and is recognition that we must change tack to fight the effects of global climate change. This challenge requires that we develop new strategies that enable us to have a large scale impact. But this can only be achieved by bringing to fruition larger scale, long-term programs whose on-ground environmental change makes a difference of national, if not global significance.
Transforming our Landscapes is about:
- Large projects, of over tens of thousands of hectares, that are focused on areas of global significance
- Protecting and restoring critical habitats that are essential to prevent even more species becoming extinct
- Protection and enhancement of relatively intact ecosystems such as remnant vegetation and wetlands
- Integration of conservation with productive, profitable enterprises and industries that help local communities to thrive and survive.