Known as "Growing Connections" for short, this project is officially named "Connecting and Improving Habitat Corridors Regionally to Create a Biodiverse, Resilient Western Port Biosphere". Delivered by the Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation with support from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.
The project will deliver key strategic documents for the Biosphere, providing a single vision for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity into the future
Further information: Project overview, February 2013
The Growing Connections Project is developing a plan of important areas for biodiversity conservation and landscape reconnection across the biosphere.
A community workshop in Pakenham on 3 May 2013 was attended by more than 70 people and over 20 community groups, local governments and state agencies. The results are captured in the overview and maps below:
Maps showing individual results from each group at the workshop:
Trust for Nature's Doug Robinson (above left), guest presenter at the May 2013 Growing Connections community workshop, with project coordinator Chris Chambers (above right). Participants mapped biodiversity assets and opportunities to reconnect the landscape.
© Mornington Peninsula & Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd 2013