- Published on Monday, 27 March 2006 08:00
The Wandoo Recovery Group (WRG) was formed in February 2003 by the then Minister for the Environment, Dr Judy Edwards, in response to community concern about wandoo's failing health.
The WRG's role is to investigate the causes of crown decline and develop appropriate strategies and actions. This involves the co-ordination of government and community-based actions to promote and support research, implementing community awareness programs and helping to secure funds.
"Wandoo trees and woodlands are valued by all Western Australians for the range of benefits they can provide and that they continue to exist as functioning ecosystems".
To achieve this vision the WRG aims to become an effective leadership and advisory group.
The group's role is to:
- communicate the severity and consequences of wandoo crown decline and the need for action;
- promote, support, lobby and coordinate research into wandoo crown decline and recovery;
- develop and regularly update an action plan;
- advocate and facilitate the acquisition of funds/grants for research, survey and recovery work;
- provide a forum for community input; and
- provide feedback on progress to the Minister, land managers, landowners and the community.
In carrying out its role the WRG focuses on four priorities:
- research, to identify the causes of wandoo crown decline and recovery;
- mapping, to gain an accurate assessment of the extent and health of wandoo ecosystems;
- communication, to raise and maintain public awareness of wandoo crown decline through an ongoing education program, while providing feedback on the WRG's progress; and
- collaboration, to build partnerships with government, industry and community sectors.
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