Conservation

Ecosystems

Victoria's natural areas of biodiversity

Victoria’s landscapes are as varied as they are beautiful – from rainforest to desert, coast to mountains, and everything in between. Ecosystems describe the relationships between all the living organisms in an area, and the air, water, and minerals that support them. In Victoria, Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) groups are used by the scientific and conservation community to identify ecosystems based on the vegetation type, such as Grassy Dry Forest, or Plains Grassland. Nearly 90% of all under-represented Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) in Victoria occur on private land.

Dive a little deeper

Find out more about Victoria's ecosystems, threatened species and landscapes in our Statewide Conservation Plan.