Building connections in biodiversity and educating communities in the importance of biodiversity has been a driving force behind the successful Building Connections in Biodiversity Forum established by Central Tablelands Project Coordinator for the Partnering In Private Land Conservation Project, Corey Tatz.
Focusing on bringing landholders together and sharing their knowledge and stories surrounding conservation actions, Corey says the project has been a fantastic opportunity to share and learn from one another in the region and further afield.
“The project is all about sharing and celebrating the efforts of landholders in managing their land for biodiversity and conservation.
“Education is our core driver, and our educational style is through the telling of stories – about what motivates and inspires us to change and developing a community who can share their knowledge of their land management successes and challenges and learning from and motivating each other.
Corey says the project has been a ‘catalyst for change’ and has helped to ‘foster better ways of working together regionally and with our various project partners, as well as informing and inspiring our community to work together for biodiversity and conservation outcomes through education and information sharing.’
“It has been a pleasure to see the project progress and see the results of our hard work and further the partnership between Landcare and the Biodiversity Conservation Trust,” she said.
Partnering In Private Land Conservation Project Manager, Samantha Stratton, says the collaborative nature and driving principle of the project has ensured that the Landcare community do what they do best, support environments and communities to be healthy and sustainable and the partnership between the Biodiversity Conservation Trust, Landcare NSW and the NSW Landcare community helps do this.
“It’s been great to see the outcomes in the Central Tablelands and all the regions across NSW and I can’t wait to see how all the future activities help support biodiversity understanding and connections across NSW.”
Landcare NSW is working in partnership with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) to raise awareness and support for private land conservation efforts across the state.