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Partners of the Great Sandy Man and the Biosphere

The Great Sandy Biosphere cannot operate alone and is looking to attract partners (formal and informal) to help us deliver our programmes.

Partner organisations, major donors, in-kind support and event sponsorship are currently being sought to take advantage of the ground floor opportunities available in supporting the Great Sandy Biosphere.

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Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International Australia (FFI) has a proven track record of successful conservation initiatives and a wealth of experience and expertise in all aspects of conservation including biodiversity conservation, scientific research, and engagement and education activities.

FFI's vision is of a sustainable future for the planet, where biodiversity is effectively conserved by the people who live closest to it, supported by the global community. Using sustainable solutions based on sound science and human needs, FFI's focus is on working with local communities to help them develop the capacity to conserve their own biodiversity.
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In addition to providing a major role in the Great Sandy Strait's application and nomination for Biosphere status under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere programme, FFI's support has been instrumental in –
• restoring and maintaining up to 2km of riparian rainforest, including the planting of over 2,500 trees within the region.
• conducting biological/ecological health assessments within vegetation communities through the Great Sandy Links Project.
• establishing pathways for greater Indigenous participation in natural resource management through projects such as The Indigenous Work Crew and Traditional Knowledge recording.

Burnett Mary Regional Group

The Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management Ltd.

(BMRG) is the coordinating body for natural resource management in the Burnett Mary region. BMRG addresses natural resource and environmental management issues concerning water quality, salinity, coastal and marine management, biodiversity, sustainable production, community engagement and capacity building. BMRG's mission is to plan, promote and invest to achieve ecological diversity, conservation and sustainable production throughout the Burnett-Mary region.
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BMRG is working to support and promote the aims of the Great Sandy Biosphere and is currently funding projects that bring together the broader community in meeting the sustainability goals of the Great Sandy Biosphere.

Qantas Foundation

The Qantas Foundation

The Foundation harnesses Qantas' people and resources – it supports efforts to build a sustainable future for all Australians and helps communities at times of urgent need.

The Qantas Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 2008. It forms part of the Qantas Group's commitment to operating in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. The Foundation also aims to consolidate and expand on some of the Qantas Group's existing charitable and community endeavours.
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The Foundation was launched with an initial donation from the Qantas Group. Since its establishment, the Foundation has supported important charitable causes in partnership with leading philanthropic organisations.

The Foundation has provided funding and support in conjunction with FFI for a variety of endeavours within the Great Sandy Biosphere and remains an important part of the Great Sandy Biosphere's actions in producing sustainable outcomes.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

UNESCO is a global organisation dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development by creating networks that allow the communication of such principles in a mutually respectful way.

UNESCO'S Man and the Biosphere Programme

The programme builds upon the core aims of UNESCO's mission and establishes a series of Biospheres across the globe to exchange knowledge and experiences on sustainable development best practice towards a goal of a balanced relationship between man and nature.

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