It’s almost two decades since a formal conservation or biodiversity strategy has been developed in Victoria, so we welcome strongly the development of this new 20-year plan for the state, Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2036.

The Victorian Government’s release of a draft blueprint for protecting nature in Victoria is a step in the right direction, but our natural environment needs major new investment if it is to flourish into the future.

The draft plan contains some great ideas, and the government deserves credit for taking leadership on nature conservation, but without significant new resources, and specific initiatives to back up the plan, our unique and truly remarkable natural areas will continue to decline.

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