Why It Matters


The Challenge

Landscape rehydration is a key priority in agricultural areas around Australia. Dehydrated landscapes have been negatively affected by: 

  • Soil erosion
  • Compaction
  • Loss of organic matter
  • Draining of wetlands

Continuing degradation of stream, riparian and adjacent floodplains, as well as slope erosion and land clearing has affected the resilience of our catchments and had devastating consequences on agricultural landscapes, biodiversity, water and soil quality.

 

Across landscapes, this has resulted in:

  • Reduction in biodiversity
  • Reduction in water and soil quality and quantity
  • Decreased resilience of landscapes during climatic changes
  • Reduction in productivity of agricultural landscapes
  • Reduced drought resilience and increased susceptibility to fires
  • Reduction in natural fertility
  • Diminishing resistance to weed invasion

 

The current state of Australia's valuable agricultural land is 60% degraded and continuing to degrade. The Mulloon Institute is helping to turn this around. 


Help us ensure a healthy and resilient future.