13 Thirsty Species
A call for action by the Victorian National Parks Association and Environment Victoria.
A failure by past Victorian governments to arrest declining river health has left large tracts of River Red Gum forests and globally significant wetlands struggling to survive.
This failure, the result of taking too much irrigation water combined with below average rainfalls associated with a drier climate, is also risking the survival of many flood-dependent native plants and animals threatened at either a national or state level.
This report highlights the plight of just 13 flood-dependent species under threat from a lack of environmental water in the new River Red Gum parks. There are many more at risk.
Securing water allocations will help ensure the survival of these 'Thirsty 13'.