Plants and Animals
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries conserves threatened native species and deals with pest plants and animals.
Topics of interest
- Sick or dead Rainbow Lorikeets
DEPI is calling on Melbourne residents to avoid feeding wild birds following reports that it could be assisting the spread of bacteria among native parrot populations.
- Bitou bush at Davey's Bay
DEPI in partnership with the Commonwealth Government, Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire are eradicating an isolated population of Bitou bush at Davey's Bay to prevent its further spread along the coastline.
- Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in the Grampians
Through captive breeding, Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies are now up to a number where they are being re-introduced into the wild.
- New framework to weed out invasive species
The Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework aims to protect our native flora and fauna from harm while also preventing losses to primary producers.
- Making a difference on public land: Weeds and pests initiatives (2007-2011)
DEPI and PV are working in partnership with Victorian communities to protect public land from the impact of weeds and pest animals.
- Urban Fringe
Collaborative weed control projects protecting public land in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
- Search for the Brush-tailed Phascogale
A group of wildlife enthusiasts spent several wet and cold days searching the Wombat Forest for the Brush-tailed Phascogale and their hard work was rewarded when one of the elusive creatures was found.
- Karak! - Protecting the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Find out what we’re doing to protect our Commonwealth Games mascot, Karak the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.
- Swooping Birds
Understanding why native birds swoop can make breeding season less stressful.
- Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants In Victoria
We maintain a list of plants that are extinct, threatened or rare in Victoria.
- Wildlife Rescue Groups
Help for Wildlife provides 24-hour emergency support for distressed wildlife.
- Flying-Foxes - Update
Find out about the State Government’s successful program to relocate Grey-headed Flying-foxes from the Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens to Yarra Bend Park.
- Victorian Koala Management Strategy
Victoria's Koala Management Strategy is a formal plan to guide the management of Victoria’s koala population.