Grasslands of the VVP
The grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains region of Victoria are a key area of a number of projects the Glenelg Hopkins CMA works on. Projects range from recovering grassland species to piloting new methods of establishing grasslands.
A quarter of all woodland bird species are listed as threatened or are declining. This project aims to improve habitat and raise awareness of woodland birds though community revegetation and bird monitoring programs.
Red-tail Black Cockatoo
This project supports actions to prevent further population decline of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (SeRtBC).
Did you know the Australasian Bittern is also known as the Bunyip Bird? Follow the Bittern Recovery project here on Facebook!
Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Learn about how the Eastern Barred Bandicoot is being protected with our series of educational videos. Find out how the bandicoot got its name and the incredibly short gestation period this little animal has (spoiler alert: it’s less than 2 weeks!)
The Button Wrinklewort
Glenelg Hopkins CMA, together with Ararat Rural City Council and the Wickliffe CFA brigade, are working together to protect the Button Wrinklewort… one leaf at a time.
The Hooded Plover
The affectionately named Hoodie is an endangered shore board along Victoria’s coastline. A number of projects have begun to educate people about the Hooded Plover and how simple things, like keeping your dog on a lead at the beach, can help protect it during nesting season.
Southern Bent-wing Bat
Portland is home to one of Australia’s critically endangered mammals the Southern Bent-wing Bat.
These microbats reside in caves beneath Point Danger Coastal Reserve and Bats Ridge Wildlife Reserve and rely on caves to raise their young and on insects for food.