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Protecting Biodiversity on the Ground

Victoria’s threatened plants and animals will be better protected by the State Government under their Biodiversity On-Ground Action initiative.

The $7.7 million investment is part of a broader $25.7 million Government package , with funding going towards 26 large-scale projects that address major risks to threatened species and ecosystems in priority areas including:

  • removal of woody weeds and other pest plants
  • rabbit, fox and feral animal control
  • implementation of protection measures such as fencing from overgrazing
  • selective fire management and habitat restoration

This latest round of funding follows the launch of three other projects in December 2016 including:

  • $2 million for icon species funding
  • $1 million for community and volunteer action grants
  • $554,000 for critical projects to protect Victoria’s most vulnerable threatened species

For more information about the large-scale regional partnership projects visit

Image Source – Eastern Barred Bandicoot by JJ Harrison