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.
NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee Vice President for Youth and Public Relations
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your details for an up coming camp.
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