The Victorian Government’s Icon Species Funding Program focuses on protecting and managing a range of native plants and animals, threatened species and habitats through collaborative planning, increased engagement and alignment of natural resources, scientific, educational and community sectors.

Through this program and our Faunal Emblems Program, we are providing funds for targeted actions designed to protect and conserve Victoria’s threatened species. Over $10.6 million has been provided by DEECA to support intensive management actions for 22 icon species being delivered in collaboration with species’ recovery teams. In 2022-23, $1 million of funding was awarded across the state to support the ongoing protection of icon species.

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See below for more information about some of these species and the work DEECA and our partners are doing to support their protection and recovery.

Page last updated: 02/06/23