Conservation and science

Victoria is home to the most diverse collection of landscapes in Australia. These landscapes support a wider range of ecosystems than any area of similar size in Australia.

Our conservation programs help reduce threats and improve the health of our natural landscapes. 


We know that to best look after 
something, we need to first understand what it is and how it works. That's why our conservation approach is based on best-practice science.

Featured conservation projects

 
A kookaburra sits on a balustrade

Nature Conservation Strategy

The Nature Conservation Strategy 2021-2031 sets out how Parks Victoria aims to conserve and protect nature on Victoria’s parks estate.
An emu walks in an open, grassy area at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Using fire to restore habitat at Wilsons Prom

Some ecosystems within Wilsons Promontory National Park rely on fire to stay healthy and we use ecological planned burning to help their restoration and renewal.
Exclusion fence at Little Rushy Swamp in Barmah National Park, showing intact vegetation inside fence and feral animal damage outside fence

Feral horse management

Horses are not a natural part of the Australian environment. Parks Victoria works with community and experts to design and deliver programs that can help control feral horse populations.

Beaded Gecko in Victoria's Mallee region.

Our Amazing Diversity

Victoria’s diverse landscapes support a wider range of ecosystems than any area of a similar size in Australia, meaning that this part of the world is jam packed with weird and wonderful life.

The Heads of Port Phillip taken from Point Nepean National Park.

Conserving our parks

We are committed to conservation

Wildflowers

Science and research

Nature is complicated and we will never know it all

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