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Protecting Victoria’s biodiversity for future generations

Media Release – Monday, 10th April, 2017.

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, has today welcomed the release of a long term strategy to protect Victoria’s environment.
Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 is a new plan which uses latest scientific modelling to enable Victoria to adapt to the challenges faced by all aspects of our natural environment.
Ms Pulford said the plan includes $4.85 million of community grants available over four years that can support our many dedicated environment groups in Western Victoria to take important action to address threats and safeguard biodiversity from the ground up.
Applications are now open for the 2017 round of Community and Volunteer Action Grants for community volunteer groups and environmental organisations under the Andrews Government’s Biodiversity On-ground Action initiative.
Ms Pulford said groups in Western Victoria can apply for a share in $1 million statewide funding for activities to protect and conserve Victoria’s native plants and animals, habitats and threatened species.
“The Andrews Government is keen to support a broad range of rehabilitation efforts across Western Victoria that will improve the resilience of our native plants and wildlife to major threats, including climate change,” Ms Pulford said.
“Biodiversity 2037 is about setting long term goals and priorities for biodiversity in Victoria. It not just a plan for action, but a blueprint for how we can work together to stop the decline of Victoria’s unique biodiversity,” she said.
Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 are now available.
Applications for the 2017 grant program close midnight on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

For more information or to apply for a grant, visit

https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/grants/biodiversity-on-ground-action-community-and-volunteer-action-grants

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