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CO-BENEFIT FOCUS

Creating Wildlife Corridors in Victoria, Australia

  • Morrl Morrl
  • VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
  • 2020

Wildlife Corridors, Explained

What is a wildlife corridor?

Wildlife corridors are areas of habitat that connect to provide pathways for wildlife populations. These corridors are of the utmost importance for the survival of many species as they allow them to move freely from one area of habitat to the next without coming into contact with human-built infrastructure or patches of degraded land that cannot support them.

Why Land Life is building habitat corridors?

When habitats are split into smaller patches, they can be isolated from each other, causing habitat fragmentation. Species need these corridors for a number of reasons: to reach food and water, maintain genetic diversity within wildlife populations, adapt to changes in their environment, and avoid contact with humans (in some cases for both the animals and the human's sake).

Some of Land Life's reforestation projects focus on creating these corridors to restore habitats that are critical for the survival of many species. Without them, species that depend on these corridors cannot move freely and are forced to encounter degraded lands, hindering their survival and ecological balance.

Case Study

Land Life Project: Morrl Morrl, Australia

Land Life started working on the project Morrl Morrl back in 2020 with the aim of restoring fragmented ecosystems and lost biodiversity caused by long histories of settlement, agriculture, and mining in the region. By expanding and reconnecting forests through reforestation, we recreate migration corridors essential for local wildlife.

Project Highlight

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Native and mixed-species:

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    Gold-dust Wattle

  • 02

    Wollowa Wattle

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    Golden Wattle

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    Spreading Wattle

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    Wedge-leaf Hop-bush

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Hectares

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Property Improvement

  • 01Gully restoration
  • 02Weed clearing

24,300 tCO2

sequestered over 40 years

YEAR OF PLANTING

2020

TREES PLANTED

95k

SURVIVAL RATE

96%

Challenges — Solutions

Reconnecting 3 fragmented National Conservation Reserves

Despite efforts to protect land in Australia, long histories of settlement, agriculture and mining have driven deforestation, leading to fragmented ecosystems and biodiversity loss in the country. Restoring the site Morrl Morrl is the first step in reconnecting 3 of Victoria’s nature conservation reserves. This project extends native forests and will help mitigate pressure on the region's environment, namely habitat loss and erosion. Land Life is taking the first step to recreate essential migration corridors that allow wildlife to travel between the nearby nature conservation reserves.

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Meet the Site

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CO-BENEFITS

Benefits Beyond Carbon

CLIMATE

Eradicating Soil Erosion

This area of land previously leaked a lot of soil into the river systems. The trees planted are now holding that soil together better, reversing the soil erosion in the region. This has meant that land degradation is slowly being reversed, and the quality of water in local river systems is already improving.

Restore You Land
BIODIVERSITY

Local Species Return

This project is the first step in restoring three of Victoria’s nature conservation reserves, creating corridors to allow species movement between all three. We've already seen quite a number of bird species using that patch of restored vegetation, and it is producing nectar already, so the first signs that it is functioning as an ecosystem are there.

Learn About Land Degradation in Australia
COMMUNITY

Indigenous Land

This project restores ancient aboriginal land. Their communities in Victoria now account for <1% of the population.

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PARTNERS

Who did we work with?

Cassinia Envrionmental

Planting Crews — Land Life works with local planting crews, hired by our local partner, Cassinia Environmental.

Cassinia Envrionmental

PORTFOLIO

Other Land Types

Case studies according to different land types and degradation causes.