Victoria has an abundance of unique Australian animals and plants. However, a large and growing number of these are now threatened with extinction. Explore profiles of some of Victoria’s most threatened species, key threats, and what is being done to invest in their recovery.

Faunal Emblems Program

The Caring for Our Environment - Faunal Emblems Program is supporting the recovery of the Leadbeater’s Possum and the Helmeted Honeyeater. The program is taking a collaborative approach to improving the viability of populations, increasing suitable habitat, and increasing community support and involvement in recovery efforts.

Lowland Leadbeater's Possum. Photo Credit: Zoos Victoria

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