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Wilsons Promontory Conservation Action Plan

Coastal grassy woodland
Restoring coastal grassy woodland Yanakie Isthmus

Parks Victoria is adopting a best-practice approach to conservation planning for managing the extensive parks estate across Victoria, and the first plan to be launched in Victoria is the Wilsons Promontory Conservation Action Plan (CAP).

Using the conservation action planning methodology, Parks Victoria can identify and focus on strategies that will achieve the greatest improvement in the overall health of ecosystems. This planning process is being used by many conservation agencies around the globe and can help Parks Victoria share information with international partners when tackling similar problems.

The Wilsons Promontory Conservation Action Plan covers the marine and terrestrial habitats of Wilsons Prom.  It has been developed over four years with  involvement from a number of stakeholders, researchers and scientists, and specifies clear objectives to be achieved by 2021.

Conservation action planning has identified one area of the park in rapid decline: the coastal grassy woodlands at Yanakie Isthmus, and a comprehensive restoration program is planned as a priority measure.  Landscape-wide deer, fox and cat control; marine and estuarine management and an ecological fire strategy are some of the other key programs identified in the plan that will be undertaken over the next 5 years to restore and conserve the Prom’s unique environmental values for current and future generations.

For detailed information please read the documents below.

Wilsons Promontory Conservation Action Plan (PDF 4MB)

Wilsons Promontory Conservation Action Plan Overview (PDF 0.6MB)