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Biodiversity - Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and micro organisms, and the ecosystems they form. Indigenous vegetation is very fragmented in urban areas.

The Parks team manages our bushland reserves and open spaces to control weeds and support regeneration as these areas contribute to our biodiversity. However, we all have a responsibility to care for our local bushland and to contribute to growing biodiversity in our own backyards. There are many ways to get involved – attend a community planting day or environmental event or download our Growing Biodiversity booklet to learn more about what you can do to increase biodiversity.
 

The Growing Biodiversity Enewsletter is also a great way to find out about upcoming events is local parks and reserves

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Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve is a valuable educational and cultural resource, where the environmental heritage of the local area is
Celebrate Biodiversity in September by participating in the Biodiversity Blitz 2021. Our local wildlife needs you.
Gardens for Wildlife Greater Dandenong is a free program run in collaboration with Council and community members, which supports
Growing Biodiversity encourages everyone in our community to grow biodiversity in our backyards.
Greater Dandenong is focusing on increasing the habitat for a range of special animals in our city.
Greater Dandenong runs school programs that teaches and inspires kids about the environment and wildlife.
Find out how Council is managing and maintaining trees across Greater Dandenong.