State of Biodiversity Report

For the first time, information on the peninsula’s biodiversity values – their extent, condition and threats - has been brought together in the State of Biodiversity Report. Drawing on data from scientific, government and community sources, this report is essential reading for anyone interested in the Peninsula’s natural environment.

In this report, you’ll find information on our:

  • nearly 700 species of indigenous plants (6% of which are threatened);
  • over 400 species native animals (20% of which are threatened);
  • 22,00 ha (or 30%) of remnant native vegetation;
  • 65 vegetation types (including 5 threatened vegetation communities);
  • significant wetland habitats, including the internationally significant Western Port Ramsar site, and Tootgarook Swamp;
  • 18 creek catchments with 440 km's of waterways; and
  • Major threats including land clearance, environmental weeds, pest animals.

Download the report: State of Biodiversity Report(PDF, 6MB)