Victoria’s current Biodiversity Strategy was released in 1997. It was published in three volumes, each with a different purpose and target audience.

  • Sustaining Our Living Wealth. Strategic framework outlining general principles against which priorities can be determined
  • Our Living Wealth. Provides a description of Victoria’s biodiversity
  • Directions In Management. Describes actions to be undertaken to achieve fully integrated biodiversity conservation throughout each bioregion in the State. It includes a vision to 2020 – ‘a history of the future’

A key aim of the 1997 Strategy was increasing levels of understanding of biodiversity. The Strategy sought primarily to influence others. The focus was on:

a) concepts to understand biodiversity and what to do to conserve it
b) processes that could be influenced.

Evaluation of Victoria’s 1997 Biodiversity Strategy