TWS Emerald Link Report Web(5).pdf


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image: The Emerald Link forms the only continuous tract of
vegetation that remains on mainland Australia—from snowy
alpine peaks to the shores of untouched coastlines. | Rob Blakers

Contents
This report has been prepared by Goongerah
Environment Centre (GECO), The Wilderness Society and
Environment East Gippsland, and is supported by the
Victorian National Parks Association and the Australian
Conservation Foundation.
We acknowledge the long and ongoing connection of
the region’s Traditional Owners and their continuing
custodianship of the land and waters.




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EAST GIPPSLAND’S SITES OF SIGNIFICANCE
Rainforest Sites of Significance
Sites of Botanical Significance
Sites of Zoological Significance

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BIODIVERSITY AND THE FUTURE OF THE EMERALD LINK
Climate change

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INTRODUCTION
Our vision

EAST GIPPSLAND’S EMERALD LINK

Errinundra Plateau and surrounds
Mt Ellery
Kuark Forest
Coopracambra
Nunniong Plateau

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THREATS

MAKE A CONNECTION TO VICTORIA’S PREMIER WILDERNESS DESTINATION
Principles for combining tourism and conservation
Conservation tourism and other economic opportunities
Conservation tourism opportunity: Sea to Summit Forest Trail
Errinundra
Coopracambra to coast tourism opportunities

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For more information: www.emeraldlink.com.au

CONCLUSION

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APPENDIX
Regional values
Selected values of unprotected special forests
Map notes

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The authors of this report continue to seek dialogue
with Traditional Owners regarding their land and water
management aspirations.
Copyright (C) The Wilderness Society (Victoria) Inc and Goongerah
Environment Centre (GECO).
All material presented in this publication is protected by copyright.
First published October 2017.
Front cover image: Looking south-west from the Errinundra Plateau
across the foothill forests of Mt Ellery. The creeks in the valleys feed
the Brodribb River that flows south off the mountains to join to Snowy
River near the coast. | Rob Blakers.