Biodiversity and wildlife in Yarra

The City of Yarra is home to many sites of cultural and natural significance.

We have developed a number of strategies to ensure that our bushland areas are protected and enhanced. 

Nature Strategy

Yarra's Nature Strategy 2020 to 2024 was developed to protect our unique biodiversity. The Nature strategy action plan has four strategic goals, each with it's own key actions. 

  • Goal 1: Increase the diversity, connectivity and resilience of Yarra’s natural environment
  • Goal 2: Encourage people to appreciate and actively enhance Yarra’s natural landscape
  • Goal 3: Embed nature at the core of Yarra’s business practices
  • Goal 4: Make innovation, communication and collaboration the cornerstones of Yarra’s nature-focussed programs

Read the Nature Strategy 2020 to 2024 (PDF, 13MB)

How is bushland managed in Yarra?

We have a partnership with Felix Botanica - an organisation that specialises in looking after native bushland.

This short video explains how bushland and habitats are protected and managed in the City of Yarra.


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