Trust For Nature

Conservation Objective 2

Improve protection of the least protected ecosystems and threatened communities.

  • Nearly half of Victoria’s bioregions do not meet national NRS targets for ecosystem protection
  • Nearly 90% of all under-represented Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) in Victoria occur on private land
  • Most native vegetation found on private land is underrepresented in the NRS
  • EVC Groups that include high proportions of underrepresented EVCs particularly include woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, box-ironbark forest, riparian, scrubs,dry forest and mallee, and
  • Nearly one million hectares of vegetation in Victoria is classified as nationally threatened, and most of this area is on private land.