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Habitat and wildlife

Mallee Emu Wren. Photo copyright Chris Tzaros

Endangered Mallee Emu Wren. Photo copyright Chris Tzaros


Victoria is facing a biodiversity crisis. The most cleared state in the country, a third of our native animals are either extinct or threatened with extinction and our indigenous plants are faring even worse.

Many of the valuable ecological services we take for granted are also under threat, including clean air and water, pollination and pest control. Add the pressures of climate change, habitat fragmentation, rampant weeds and feral animals, and it's easy to see why Victoria's natural environment is in a state of crisis.


habitat and wildlife

>> Endangered grasslands
>> Riverside protection
>> Fire management

The Victorian National Parks Association has long been at the forefront of biodiversity protection in Victoria. Our current campaigns with a core focus on biodiversity conservation are:


Endangered grasslandsEndangered native grasslands

Heavy land clearing has left the native grasslands of Victoria's Volcanic Plain listed as critically endangered.

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Riverside protectionRiverside protection

We're pushing for the protection of vulnerable riverside habitat from the damaging practice of stock grazing along public water frontages.

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Nature Conservation ReviewNature Conservation Review

Our 2014 Nature Conservation Review looks at the likely impacts of climate change on Victoria's environment, including fire regimes, sea-level rise, water availability and species migration.

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Fire managementFire management

Supporting better fire management through science-based fuel reduction burning in national parks, conservation reserves and on other public lands.

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More resources

Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change fact sheet >>