East Gippsland's Emerald Link

East Gippsland’s Emerald Link is a proposal to protect the last remaining unbroken forest wilderness area on mainland Australia, that connects alpine forests to the coast.

EL_postcard_web_image.pngEast Gippsland is the only place on mainland Australia with continuity of natural ecosystems from alpine to coastal landscapes. This continuity of intact ecosystems within the region is a rarity in global terms and makes East Gippsland internationally significant.

From snow-capped mountains to lush warm and cool temperate rainforests, all the way through to Victoria’s rugged coasts—these forests are of unparalleled natural beauty and importance – and, if valued and managed properly, would be a domestic and international tourism drawcard.

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