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21 November 2016

​GreenCollar has been contracted for more than 20.5 million ACCUs over the next 10 years from two Emissions Reduction Fund projects within the Great Barrier Reef catchment, Moreton Bay Catchment and other key catchments in Queensland. 

The projects are being conducted by GreenCollar under the Catchment Conservation Alliance with the Queensland Government using the Human-induced regeneration method.

The projects aim to protect approximately 500,000 hectares of native forest and woodlands throughout the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef by either halting clearing or assisting ecosystem restoration.

The project will also assist native forest regrowth by the management of the timing and extent of grazing to allow germination and development of native forests.

These projects provide an opportunity for landholders to participate in natural resource management and carbon farming. 

In addition to significant volumes of carbon abatement, these projects will deliver critical environmental benefits to Queensland. 

This will include restoration and protection of high value terrestrial ecosystems, with the aim of building more resilience at the landscape level. The projects will be in areas that will lead to a positive impact on Queensland’s freshwater and marine health, with a particular focus on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Restoration of degraded riparian ecosystems will reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment content in the run-off from land-based activities, which is anticipated to improve the water quality in the Great Barrier Reef inshore areas.

The human-induced regeneration method allows for activities which normally suppress forest regrowth, like the impact of feral animals, invasive plant species and livestock grazing to be reduced or managed so that regeneration occurs.​

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