The Great Eastern Ranges - Blue Mountains
At the next monthly meeting of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society on Thursday 28st June 2012, Rob Dunn will present a talk on The Great Eastern Ranges.
The Great Eastern Ranges corridor includes the Great Dividing Range and the Great Escarpment of eastern Australia, stretching over 3,600 km from the Grampians in Victoria to far North Queensland
Over millions of years, it has provided a refuge for species and ecosystems to survive and evolve due to a wide range of elevations and latitudes with varied landscape and climate zones. Today the GER corridor contains two thirds of the threatened species in NSW and supplies water to over 90% of the human population of the eastern seaboard.
The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) is a program that brings people and organisations together to focus efforts to establish a conservation corridor along the mountainous regions of eastern Australia.
It is a strategic response to mitigate the potential impacts of climate change, land clearing and other environmental stresses on an area that contains our richest biodiversity.
Rob Dunn has been the CEO of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative since 2010.
In this role he works closely with a range of community groups, non-government organisations, universities, government agencies and industry.
The meeting will be held at 7.30pm, Thursday 28 June 2012 at the Conservation Hut, 88 Fletcher St, Wentworth Falls. Visitors are very welcome.