All species deserve to be protected. Let’s give some love to the underrated, unloved and misunderstood.
Victoria’s native animals come in all shapes and sizes. They live in all sorts of habitat across the state, from grasslands in the west to forests in the east.
These special places, the places our native animals call home, are under threat. What were once rolling hills of native forest or expansive grasslands have been cleared and developed. What remains is being threatened by climate change, introduced species and further land clearing. Victoria is Australia’s most cleared state.
However, remnant forests, shrub land, grasslands and all other sorts of other native habitats still do exist throughout Victoria. Your support will protect these places. It will mean the homes of our native frogs, marsupials, birds and insects will receive the protection they need, and with your help our native plants and animals will not only survive, but thrive.
Animals like koalas, possums and wombats are often are in the spotlight (and don’t get us wrong, they are adorable!), but not all of our species are cute and cuddly. We want to share with you some examples of Victoria’s, shall we say, less photogenic animals, and the challenges facing them.
Your support will protect Victoria’s threatened species. It will lead to native habitat receiving legal protection from development and clearing. It will mean that the homes of Victoria’s unique and wonderful wildlife, its plants and animals, can have a home (including those animals that are a bit slimy, scaly and less likely to feature in a tourist campaign!).