Our landscapes feed us and provide a wide range of life-supporting services on which we all depend. As we struggle to feed a hungry world, nature is being squeezed to the margins. A virtual fly-over reveals the scale and the challenges we face if we are to make some space for nature. Not just in parks and reserves but across the 90% of the landscape managed by farmers.
New ways of managing our landscapes are needed. One where people support a landscape which meets their environmental concern, passion or sense of place:
- for habitat for the endangered regent honeyeater;
- to reduced sediment and nutrient run-off into your favourite waterway;
- to maintaining bushland where you walk;
- to help regulate the climate by increasing greenhouse gases stored in the landscape;
- or maintain a landscapes aesthetic beauty in the area where you live or holiday.
This website looks at how we might develop new practical ways of connecting city and country people to make some space for nature and support tomorrow’s landscapes. For while we play an increasing role in managing landscapes, we are still dependent on nature to deliver the life supporting and nourishing benefits to all.
The blog contains articles on our changing relationship with nature and how we might respond.
We need your help over on the startup page. Please volunteer. Your participation will help shape these new ways of managing landscapes so that nature can flourish. More details are provided on the signup page.
We can make a difference.