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Diverse Ecosystems

Imagine a Victoria where nature thrives. Where once threatened species are again abundant and our forests, coasts and even our backyards are buzzing with life. Where we protect our ecosystems for the air and clean water they provide and the simple pleasure they give to us each day.

Here are some of the basic facts about diverse ecosystems:

  • 70 percent of Victoria's bushland has been cleared.
  • 44 percent of Victoria’s native plants and 30 percent of our animals have been lost or may soon be lost to extinction.
  • 75 percent of our rivers are in poor condition making these one of our most threatened ecosystems.
  • The plight of 13 flood-dependent species under threat from a lack of environmental water in the new River Red Gum parks. Read more about them here


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