The Victorian government has announced a $35 million funding package for targeted, grassroots biodiversity projects.
State Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled funding for 89 new biodiversity and marine environment projects to mark the start of Biodiversity Month.
Eighty-five of the projects are focused on biodiversity on-ground action, while $1.1 million has been allocated to four new marine environment projects.
The projects have been developed collaboratively with Traditional Owners, non-government organisations and passionate community members, and respond to the priorities determined by stakeholder-led working groups.
“These projects will help protect and nurture Victoria’s unique biodiversity at a grassroots level,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.
“We’re investing more than ever before to protect Victoria’s native plants and wildlife.”