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Victoria’s parks are home to over 4300 native plants and 948 native animals with many of these species now only found in these parks. 

Ecosystems

Learn about the different ecosystems found across Victoria. 

Endangered species

Many native species are under threat due to changes humans have made to the environment. Find out more about Victoria’s endangered species, why they are under threat, and what is being done to help protect them.

Pests

Pest plants, animals and disease are major threats that face native plants and animals. Find out more about these pests and what is being done to minimise their impact.

Managing our parks

Find out more about how Parks Victoria helps protect Victoria's parks and the plants and animals that rely on them for survival. 

Fact files

These printable fact files will help you learn more about some of Victoria’s favourite plants and animals.

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Regional Achievement and Community Awards

21 Jul 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Regional Achievement and Community Awards are open until Wednesday 23 July. Parks Victoria is encouraging nominations for the Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award. This category acknowledges individuals, groups and organisations that show a proven passion and dedication towards improving the environment and human well-being in regional…

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Westerfolds parkrun

30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am

A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.

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Grampians Conservation Explorer

1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm

We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…