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2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve, SA

Gluepot Reserve is Australia’s largest community owned and managed conservation reserve. Situated 64 km from the River Murray in South Australia’s Riverland, the reserve is managed and operated entirely by volunteers. Some 54,000 ha in size, it is part of the largest block of intact mallee left in Australia and is home to 17 nationally threatened species of birds. There are few areas in the world that support such a concentration of threatened species. By combining the three elements of: biodiversity conservation, enhancement and management; scientific research and monitoring and sustainable ecotourism, Gluepot has taken conservation management into a new era, by providing an international model to show that sustainable multi-use of the landscape is both feasible and desirable.

Finalists:

  • A Journey of Belief, Making ICM Work, Pat Hart, WA
  • Alex Campbell, QLD
  • Beenup Interactive Community Consultation, WA
  • Denmark Greening Plan, Denmark Environmental Centre, WA