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.
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:
Protecting Victoria's endangered grasslands.
Supporting better fire management through science-based fuel reduction burning in national parks, conservation reserves and on other public lands.
Working with other environment groups on biodiversity issues as the lead organisation in the Victoria Naturally Alliance.
Download our land and biodiversity at a time of climate change fact sheet (470kb pdf).