We carry out detailed nature conservation reviews every five to ten years to inform our conservation work and help set priorities for government and the Victorian community.

In 2010 our Nature Conservation Review: Marine Conservation Priorities and Issues for Victoria looked at the need to better protect Victoria’s marine environment.

It was carried out by Australian Marine Ecology, a scientific organisation specialising in marine ecological research and consulting.

The review looked at critical habitats, values and threats right across Victoria’s coastline. The results from this work was then added to the innovative Coastal Issues Database.

Key recommendations are outlined about habitats that warrant better protection and management.

An example are the options put forward for expanding the boundaries of some of the existing marine national parks and sanctuaries as well as new areas.