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Native plants and animals


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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Brimbank Park Playscape wins award

18 May 2015

Parks Victoria has received an Award for Excellence for the Brimbank Park Playscape in Keilor East. The playscape was designed for children of all abilities, and has proven popular with children and their families. The Parks and Leisure Australia (Victoria/Tasmania region) Awards recognise outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts within the…

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