The Victorian Government has recently released its 20-year biodiversity plan `Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037’. This plan aims to stop the decline of our native plants and animals, and improve our natural environment so it is healthy, valued and actively cared for.
The plan establishes a long-term vision and goals, including that by 2037:
- All Victorians are connecting with nature;
- Five million Victorians are acting to protect the natural environment;
- All Victorian Government organisations that manage environmental assets contribute to environmental-economic accounting;
- No vulnerable or near-threatened species will have become endangered;
- All critically endangered and endangered species will have at least one option available for being conserved ex situ or re-established in the wild (where feasible under climate change) should they need it; and
- We have achieved a net gain of the overall extent and condition of habitats across terrestrial, waterway and marine environments.
An implementation plan to accompany Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 is in development and due for release later this year.
Link to the plan: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-plan