Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains


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Communication for Conservation

Reminder for the next SWIFFT meeting on 25 October – Communication for Conservation. It is free and you will need to book through Eventbrite. If you register then you will receive details on how to view the conference on your computer using Zoom. The usual venues will also be hosting the video conference.

Link to more details about the speakers and venues

Link to Eventbrite

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Restoring Grassy Ecosystems

Many of you will know of Dr Paul Gibson-Roy, Lead Scientist, Greening Australia, from his various grassland revegetation projects on the VVP. He has written a new paper titled “Restoring Grassy Ecosystems – Feasible or Fiction?  An Inquisitive Australian’s Experience in the USA” (in the journal Ecological Management and Restoration). 2018_EMR_RestoringGrassyEcosystems_PaulGR


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Predators and prey: does rabbit control reduce the abundance of foxes?

This article comes from ARI as part of Science Week

IMG_3530It’s long been an important question in ecology – do predators control prey species, or does the abundance of a prey species control the abundance of a predator by influencing its food availability?  And what happens when both are invasive species, such as the European Rabbit and Red Fox in Australia?    Continue reading


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Conserving kangaroo grassland communities

The second part in this series on the Recreating the Country blog, explores ‘the value of restoration for conserving these critically endangered communities and how a small community in south-western Victoria is approaching this issue’ link


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Land for Wildlife

Are you a member of the Victorian Land for Wildlife program or do you know someone who is? The latest newsletter has arrived. It is only available online so sign up for it if you haven’t done so already. If you have signed up then may just need to check your emails as apparently there are some people who don’t open the link and miss out on some valuable info. LFW_Newsletter

This voluntary program  promotes wildlife conservation on private land. According to the DELWP website if you wish to create or protect wildlife habitats on your property, then the Land for Wildlife scheme can offer you advice and assistance no matter whether you manage a farm, a bush block, a council park or school ground. link