The WildEyre Partnership has been formed by five key conservation / land management organisations:
Greening Australia is passionate about protecting and restoring the health, diversity and productivity of our unique Australian landscapes. With more than 25 years’ experience in creating sustainable environmental outcomes, our solutions-driven organisation is committed to designing and implementing large-scale revegetation projects that transform landscapes.
Greening Australia tackles critical issues such as salinity, declining water quality, soil degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss through an innovative blend of practical experience, science and community engagement. Greening Australia is dedicated to protecting our heritage, biodiversity and natural resources, putting back in a way that allows all Australians to be part of the climate change solution.
The Wilderness Society is a national, community-based, environmental advocacy organisation designed to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth. WildCountry is The Wilderness Society’s long-term vision and strategy to revolutionise conservation planning in Australia. Using a new understanding of large-scale connections across the continent, WildCountry is developing a science-based, continent-wide approach to conservation planning to protect and restore our natural world. WildCountry is underpinned by cutting-edge science, led by the WildCountry Science Council, a dedicated voluntary team of the world’s leading ecologists. This modern science is being married with local experience and traditional knowledge.
WildCountry involves protecting the best of what is left of Australia’s natural environment, restoring important areas and, ensuring healthy connections in the landscape. The goal is to achieve vast networks of protected areas linked by ‘corridors’ of vegetation, with compatible use of land, water and seas outside the reserve system.
The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board is committed to working with the local community to improve the environmental assets which make Eyre Peninsula such a special and unique place. These natural resources include our soils, native flora and fauna, coasts, freshwater and marine environments.
The Board’s mission is to provide leadership in the ecologically-sustainable management of the Eyre Peninsula’s natural resources for current and future generations. One of the roles of the Eyre Peninsula NRM Board is to develop a consolidated plan to manage our region’s natural resources. The NRM Plan is the key regional document outlining targets and goals for protecting land, biodiversity, water, coastal and marine resources, as well as strategies for achieving these goals.
The Nature Conservation Society of SA (NCSSA) is a major environmental and advocacy group celebrating more than 40 years of ensuring the survival of South Australia’s biodiversity. Its main aim is to foster the conservation of the State’s wildlife and natural habitats.
NCSSA’s activities include: protecting and managing habitats, particularly native vegetation through on-ground work and advocacy; conducting research to build understanding of threatened species and habitats; lobbying for adequate park dedication and management; educating the community and all tiers of government; and working co-operatively with other conservation groups and land managers to achieve biodiversity outcomes.
The Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) was created on 1 July 2012 to bring together environment and natural resources management in South Australia. The new Department was created by amalgamating the Department for Water and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
DEWNR’s role in managing the State’s natural resources ranges from policy leadership to on-ground delivery with regional Natural Resources Management Boards. The issues we work on include water security, climate change, sustainable land management, public estate management and biodiversity conservation. We provide practical advice to government, industry and communities to achieve productive and balanced use of natural resources and to help improve the condition and resilience of our natural systems.
We work closely with communities and a diverse range of partners to help them make good decisions about how our natural resources are used and managed, and to help South Australians care for the land, water and sea that sustain us.
DEWNR is part of the Environment and Conservation Portfolio and reports to the Hon. Paul Caica (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, and Minister for Water and the River Murray).