Faunal Emblems Program

Securing the future for Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeater’s Possum populations

The Faunal Emblems Program is sponsored by DEECA and targets high priority actions on the Parks Victoria estate to enhance and protect the habitat of and reduce threats to threatened species – Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeater’s Possum.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Native Animals
Other Themes:Native Vegetation
Primary Local Area:Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik
Other Local Areas:
Project location:Yellingbo area and Yarra Ranges National Park
Scale of the project:Landscape
New or continuing work:Building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Parks Victoria
Key partners:Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), Zoos Victoria, community groups
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$$ (Millions of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Native Animals – Wild populations of all threatened native animal species in the region are retained and their populations are self-sustainable, secure, healthy and resilient
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Protect or assist one or more critically endangered or endangered species/community of native vegetation or native animal
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Priority species – Helmeted Honeyeater and/or Leadbeater’s Possum – Trajectory improved

More information

Parks Victoria project manager – Jo Antrobus, joanne.antrobus@parks.vic.gov.au