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Native plants and animals

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Parks contain a wide range of habitats and play a vital role in protecting native plants and wildlife.

Victoria's parks are home to more than 4300 native plants and 948 native animal species.

Some plants and animals are unique to particular areas of Victoria, while others are common throughout the state.

What they look like and how they grow depends on their health and the health of their environment.  If they are not protected, they could become endangered, rare or even extinct.


Threatened species

A large number of Victoria's native flora and fauna are threatened as a result of past and present land use, the impact of weeds and

Managing native animals

Wildlife populations are dynamic. They vary naturally in distribution in response to a variety of factors such as climate, food availability and predation. In parks,

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Anzac Eve commemoration at Maldon

16 Apr 2015

Commemorations to mark the centenary of Anzac Day will take place near Maldon on the evening of 24 April 2015. The service at Anzac Hill in the Maldon Historic Area starts at 5.15pm. The service will include speeches and a flag raising ceremony. Local bugler Robert Thomson will play the…

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