biodiversity in east gippsland
East Gippsland is home to approximately one third of the state’s threatened species. This makes the region extremely important as a sanctuary for their survival.Victoria has 215 ecological vegetation types, 75 of which are found in East Gippsland.It is a flagship area for biodiversity conservation. Its abundance of rare flora, fauna and habitats make it an ark of biodiversity where species and ecosystems still remain in a relatively healthy condition.
The area is a microcosm of how Victoria looked prior to European arrival—a connected puzzle of special places and icons that form an unbroken corridor from the coast to the alpine regions. Preservation of these special areas offers a great opportunity to safeguard a future for the region’s biodiversity as a beacon of hope in a world where biodiversity loss is spiraling out of control.
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