Within the last 100 years, over 90% of the northern Wheatbelt (Mid West) has been cleared for agriculture.
This has removed so much native habitat that many plant and animal species are extinct locally or regionally. Others, however, have hung on in woodland and shrubland remnants - usually on rocky ridges and commercially less productive upper valley slopes.
In collaboration with Carbon Neutral, a carbon solutions provider and reforestation developer, we share a vision to reconnect these valuable remnant vegetation sites and link nature reserves across a vast tract of land throughout Western Australia and, eventually, Victoria.
By planting trees and shrubs at selected key sites, particularly on non-productive farmland. This will help establish habitat stepping stones and links for biodiversity to move and disperse back through the landscape. By reconnecting drier inland habitats with their coastal counterparts, the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor will help protect and recover our endangered and declining woodland, and shrubland fauna such as Malleefowl, Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, Crested Bellbird, Western Yellow Robin and Western Spiny-tailed Skink.