Weeds and pests
Weeds and pest animals are invasive. Other than vegetation clearing, they represent the biggest threat to the survival of native plants and animals.
About 20 per cent of the vascular plants and 5 per cent of the vertebrates found in Victoria’s natural environment have been released been introduced in the past 200 years.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is responsible for setting the policy direction for managing weeds and pests on public and private land. DEPI and Parks Victoria are responsible for the managing established weeds and pests on public land, including in parks.
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The great work done by park rangers is celebrated every year on World Ranger Day, July 31st. It’s an opportunity for Parks Victoria to recognise and thank both its own rangers and those around the world who protect natural environments and native animals and plants. Around the state in regional…