This website presents some of the animals from Victoria, Australia which were featured in the exhibition.
Learn more about the environments in Victoria, Australia and some of the animals that live there. Discover which are thriving and which are barely surviving.
Victoria is home to an amazing diversity of life, landscapes and seascapes. No other area of similar size in Australia supports such a broad range of ecosystems, which include the alps, forests, plains, and marine and coastal environments. But in Victoria, as all over the globe, human changes to these environments are continuing to cause degradation and endanger plant and animal species.
There are many types of dry forests in Victoria including stringybark, red gum, grassy woodlands and the remnants of the once great box–ironbark forests.
Victoria’s coastal wetlands are significant places for wildlife, with many listed in international conventions to protect the habitat of migratory birds.
The Victorian Alps extend from the plateaus of Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw to peaks such as Mt Feathertop and the headwaters of the Murray River.
When the first Europeans arrived in Victoria there were grasslands on the vast, undulating western plains, on the northern plains and in Gippsland.
The Victorian Mallee in the north-western corner of the state has a mosaic of vegetation types adapted to low rainfall and sandy soils.
Research and actions helping our environment
Find out about the issues affecting our special places and the plants and animals that live in them, and discover some ways you can help.