Conservation Action Plans

Parks Victoria is now adopting a best-practice approach to conservation planning for managing the extensive parks estate across Victoria.

Using the Conservation action planning methodology, we can identify and focus on strategies that will achieve the greatest improvement in the overall health of ecosystems. This planning process is being used by many conservation agencies around the globe, and can help us share information with international partners when tackling similar problems. 

The Conservation Action Plans cover the same landscape areas as park management plans and are developed through workshops with Traditional Owners, partner agencies, stakeholders, researchers, and scientists. These workshops identify the priority threats to conservation assets and what management strategies and actions will improve their condition over the next 15 years.  After 5 years, the plans will be reviewed, and progress evaluated against implementation of priority actions, threat mitigation objectives and outcomes identified for conservation assets.

 

Wilsons Promontory

The Wilsons Promontory Landscape consists of five parks and reserves, including several marine protected areas. The entire promontory is of national geological and geomorphological significance and contains a number of sites of state and regional significance. More than 20% of Victoria’s native plant species and half of the state’s bird species occur in the national park.

To learn more about the Conservation Action Plan for this area:
Look at the poster 
Download the CAP 
Plan your visit


Wimmera Parks Landscape

The Wimmera Park Landscape covers more than 350 parks and reserves with a combined area of about 198,000 hectares. The landscape includes nationally important wetlands, including Victoria’s largest freshwater lake, contains five vegetation communities that are nationally threatened and provides habitat for eighty nationally-threatened species of flora and fauna.

To learn more about the Conservation Action Plan for this area:
Read the summary 
Look at the poster
Download the CAP 


Grampians (Gariwed)

The Grampians (Gariwerd) Parks Landscape covers 12 parks and reserves with a combined area of 278,164 hectares. More than one third of Victoria’s native plant species occur in the area, which also provides habitat for 40 nationally-threatened species of flora and fauna. About three-quarters of the park is designated as a Special Water Supply Catchment Area, providing high-quality water for communities across western Victoria.

To learn more about the Conservation Action Plan for this area:
Read the summary
Look at the poster 
Download the CAP 
 

 

CAPs will be developed for the following landscapes:

  • Central Goldfields
  • Central Highlands
  • Basalt and Bellarine
  • Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley
  • East Gippsland
  • Gippsland Plains and Strzeleckis
  • Greater Alps
  • Great Otways
  • Mallee
  • North East and Inland Slopes
  • Northern Plains and Riverina
  • River Red Gum
  • South-east Melbourne and Western Port
  • South West
  • Western Plains and Wetlands
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