Conserving threatened species and communities
DEPI has a range of targeted strategies for the short and long-term investment in threatened species conservation and recovery. The focus of this investment is delivering on-ground actions that will support the recovery of threatened species and research to provide the information needed for effective and robust management, to make sure our actions are underpinned by good science. We will work to balance the environmental, social and economic values of the environment to develop the best course of action.
Part of achieving this balance is using the most up-to-date science and information to make decisions. Which is why a $1.86 million research and policy project has been set up by DEPI. The project has research and policy components. The research component was led by ARI scientists and major findings are presented in this report. Research in this report aims to provide extensive new data on the status, distribution and habitat use of 10 priority threatened fauna species in the forests of eastern Victoria. This will be used to inform development of a new approach to managing threatened fauna in timber harvesting areas. The second phase will result in the development and implementation of a forest biodiversity policy in 2014.