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Environment Victoria is the state’s peak non-government not-for profit environmental group. With over 120 member groups and 1000 supporters, we campaign in the areas of Healthy Rivers, Zero Waste, Global Warming and Sustainable Living.
In 1969 a group of Victorians – scientists, naturalists and rural and suburban dwellers – joined forces to prevent the Little Desert’s unique environment from becoming an agricultural development. Because of their passion and dedication, this relatively untouched land in Victoria’s far north-west was spared and the Little Desert National Park was established.
The declaration of Little Desert was a watershed win for the Victorian environment community. It marked the beginning of a new environmental consciousness which had a profound impact on environmental decision-making. It also fired up this small group of Victorians to take on bigger challenges, and they saw the need for a peak group that focused on environmental issues at a state-wide level. And that’s how Environment Victoria got started.
The park still stands today and is of one of Victoria’s most unique landscapes. It’s home to more than 600 species of native plants, 140 species of bird, 19 native mammals and 24 reptiles.