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Byron Greens congratulate Byron Shire Council on its commitment to wildlife corridors and to developing wildlife corridor mapping. We live in a nationally recognised biodiversity hotspot but also in a worldwide extinction crisis. So, there’s an urgent need to respond. The good news is that we can make a difference. 

Corridor links provide a significant lifeline for fauna, flora and endangered ecological communities. Importantly the mapping developed for Council by Landmark has taken into account the ability for biodiversity to respond to the impacts of climate change. By mapping areas of high conservation value, including 62 threatened vertebrate fauna species, 65 threatened flora species and 11 threatened ecological communities we now know which areas require urgent protection. 

The corridors provide connection, refuge and the opportunity for biodiversity to thrive. It’s hoped landowners will respond and undertake protection and plantings, especially, important riparian waterway links and where there are gaps in the existing corridors. 

This is an initiative that deserves community support. Please make a submission by 28 November and also encourage Council to seek partnerships with our state and federal governments to provide funds that will ensure that these nationally significant ecological survival links are protected and enhanced. 

Jan Barham, Byron Green


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