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Join the IVS for Climate Justice Programme – Organise a Climate Justice Workcamp!

Dear Friends,

 

We are happy to share that this year we are launching the new common call for projects focusing on Climate Justice.

A simple way for the IVS movement to raise awareness about our work is to showcase the projects we do very well. As such we invite you to choose one of your best practice camps related to environment / sustainability / climate justice / climate change and join this workcamp to the IVS for Climate Justice annual campaign for 2018!

 

You can read all about the work of the IVS movement for Climate Justice on this page: www.ccivs.org/ivsforclimatejustice

 

To find out more about how you can add your workcamps to the comon campaign – read the document attached to this email.

 

Best wishes

vicky

 

Victoria LOVELOCK
CCIVS Director

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee Vice President for Youth and Public Relations

UNESCO House
1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 45684936
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BRIDGES – Building Relationships that Increase Diversity to Gain Environmental Sustainability

BRIDGES

Building Relationships that Increase Diversity to Gain Environmental Sustainability

The focus of the BRIDGES initiative is to bring volunteers from across Australia and around the world to assist in the restoration of an endangered ecological system, preserving Australia’s unique beauty.  Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) is a landscape link in the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative comprising 319, 200 hectares of biologically rich landscape supporting vulnerable and endangered native Australian species. As part of the NSW Bushconnect program, rural communities in the K2W area have set about increasing threatened species awareness, restoring connectivity, enhancing habitat quality, and monitoring native species at risk.  For this project IVP volunteers will assist at remote sites to enhance target species habitat by providing food, shelter and nesting resources over a two week period.  An intensive, two week project incorporating remote sites will greatly increase K2W program outcomes. Additionally participants will be assisting with activities that work to halt biodiversity loss on land helping to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 15.

Approximately 44% of Australia’s forests and woodlands have been cleared leading to significant habitat fragmentation affecting the viability of biodiversity and conservation outcomes.  Fragmentation is a major threat to connectivity along The Great Eastern Ranges (GER).  The GER initiative, along with a score of similarly continental scaled projects aim to restore connectivity across all forms of land tenure. This a relatively recent development, and GERI (underway since 2012) is at its forefront. Without connectivity native species cannot move across the landscape to find resources, or extend their range in response to climate change.  Connectivity is vital to species dispersal.  Lack of dispersal can lead to species isolation which increases risk of extinction.  There are multiple endangered and vulnerable species in need of conservation in the GER, including the spotted-tailed quoll and the Squirrel glider.  Volunteers are essential to these re-connectivity activities. BRIDGES will introduce volunteers to this vision on the ground.

If interested in this initiative please contact IVP Australia (admin@ivp.org.au) to register your details for an up coming camp.

For further information

About Us – The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
www.greateasternranges.org.au
The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) brings people and organisations together to protect, link and restore healthy habitats over 3,600km, from western Victoria through NSW and the ACT to far north Queensland.
Vision. The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative brings people and organisations together to protect, link and restore healthy habitats over 3,600km, from western Victoria through NSW and the ACT to far north Queensland.
United Nations Association of Australia. Informing, inspiring and engaging Australian’s regarding the work, goals and values of the United Nations
Australia State of the Environment 2016 is a comprehensive national assessment of the state of the Australian environment. Written by independent experts, it is an analysis of the best available evidence to give us a clear picture of what is going well and where we need to focus our efforts.

 

Kanangra Walls Courtesy of K2W-1
planting with K2W

MEMBERS BLOGS

Becoming deeply involved with SCI

A Long-term Volunteer Story By Morgana Jolin-Thomas

Becoming so deeply involved with SCI wasn’t what I planned. I had just spent four years at university studying Economics, specialising in international economic relations so my brain was full, to the point of exploding, with the hard realities of global politics and power. I had begun my studies full of enthusiasm; I had this huge feeling inside me that with just a little bit of effort, I could solve the world’s problems. I soon became immersed in a world of economic theory, profit motives, multinational corporations and conflicts over resources. Hundreds of years of history put the state of the modern world into context. I came to realise that I wasn’t the first person to have the bright idea to try and sort out this mess.

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