Biodiversity is all components of the living world: the number and variety of native plants, animals and other living things across our land, rivers, coast, and ocean. You may think of it simply as nature.

Victoria’s natural environment is richly diverse, unique and precious.

Launched in 2017, Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 presents a long-term vision for Victoria’s biodiversity supported by two overarching goals:

  • Victorians value nature, and
  • Victoria's natural environment is healthy.

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Coupled with reviews of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and native vegetation clearing regulations, Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 ensures that Victoria has a modern and effective approach to protecting and managing our precious natural environment.

How do we implement the plan?

Find out how Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 is being implemented, what types of action is going on and how we monitor, evaluate and report on progress

There are many things that you can do to help our natural environment stay healthy. Follow the links below to find out more about activities you can get involved in.

Explore, connect and protect nature

Biodiversity 2037 promotes more people enjoying nature and encourages more people to help look after it.

Check out Victoria: It’s in our nature for opportunities to

Where can I volunteer for Nature?

Volunteers play a huge role in helping our natural environment. Check out the Interactive Map showing Environmental Volunteering Opportunities across Victoria, connect to environmental volunteering groups and check out stories from other volunteers.

How else can I contribute to Biodiversity 2037?

There are many other ways to contribute. Here are some examples:

  1. Visit Victoria: It’s in our nature to virtually connect with nature and find out what you can do to help protect Victoria’s natural environment.
  2. Are you involved in a project to improve biodiversity in your area? Contributing information about your activity is an important way to have your contribution included in our Biodiversity 2037 progress reports. Find out more about collecting Activity data.
  3. Interested in making your garden wildlife friendly, particularly for Victorian plants and animals? Visit Gardens for Wildlife to help you get started.
  4. When you are out and about, take a photo of an interesting plant or animal - using VBA Go. This will upload it directly to the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas which is influential in a range of government investment and management decisions.

More information

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Page last updated: 07/10/21