Our conservation partners support efforts to protect and enhance our regions natural assets. they provide funding and expertise that helps to preserve threatened and endangered species. Our region is home to many iconic and imporatant natural areas and we rely on the assistance of our conservation partners in managing them.
Flora and Fauna International - FFI
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has a proven track record of successful conservation initiatives and a wealth of experience and expertise in all aspects of conservation including biodiversity conservation, scientific research, and engagement and education activities.
FFI’s vision is of a sustainable future for the planet, where biodiversity is effectively conserved by the people who live closest to it, supported by the global community. Using sustainable solutions based on sound science and human needs, FFI’s focus is on working with local communities to help them develop the capacity to conserve their own biodiversity.
In addition to providing a major role in the Great Sandy Strait’s application and nomination for Biosphere status under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere program, FFI’s support has been instrumental in -
- restoring and maintaining up to 2km of riparian rainforest, including the planting of over 2,500 trees within the region.
- conducting biological/ecological health assessments within vegetation communities through the Great Sandy Links Project.
- establishing pathways for greater Indigenous participation in natural resource management through projects such as The Indigenous Work Crew and Traditional Knowledge recording.
Wide Bay Burnett Environmental Council
The Wide Bay Burnett Environmental Council is a not for profit organisation that aims to protect the environmental values of the Wide Bay Burnett region to ensure that future growth occurs in a sustainable manner that will allow future generations to enjoy its natural wonders.