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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
  • Environment Victoria has joined forces with other environment groups to form the Victoria Naturally Alliance to solve this crisis.

Now imagine yourself getting involved in our campaign.  

Naturally you want to know more, right? Okay, check out Victoria Naturally to learn about what's already being done.

Or, if you want to keep exploring, why not wade into our Water and Healthy Rivers area.



The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative focused on making our biodiversity info more accessible. We like

Alpine grazing precedent threatens all National Parks. We've warned 'em

Check out our submission in response to the Victorian Environmental Assessment Councils Metropolitan Melbourne Investigation Discussion Paper (or in other words, the future use of Melbourne Crown land and public use). Read up here

Download some of Vic Naturally's great fact sheets. Check them out here

The Land and Biodiversity White Paper has been released. Is it the vision we need?

Our woodland birds are in trouble. Get the nitty gritty here 

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