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Controlling feral animals vital for tiny possum’s recovery

Controlling populations of feral cats and foxes in the Victorian Alps is vital for the survival and recovery of the endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus).

These tiny animals, the only marsupial known to hibernate over winter in Australia, are only found above 1,400 metres altitude among the boulders of Victoria’s highest peaks.


Protecting the Basin’s natural water filter

The Alpine Peatlands are crucial for moderating and filtering water flowing from the Victorian snowfields into our waterways and the Murray Darling Basin.   

By maintaining hydrology of surrounding environments, healthy peatlands create a healthy water source for the southern Basin and the communities and industries that depend on this water.  


Endangered wildlife receives helping hand after Black Summer fires

Feral cats, deer and red foxes were actively targeted over 8,900 hectares of key habitat throughout the North East, using such management tools as baiting, trapping and shooting through a project supported by the North East CMA.  

Foxes and feral cats were controlled to protect the endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus) in key locations near the Mt Hotham Alpine Resort and in the Alpine National Park. 


Embedding climate change in agriculture in NE Victoria

As farmers, land managers and local councils seek to better understand and adapt to the impacts of climate change in North East Victoria, the North East CMA is helping these groups understand how climate change might affect agribusinesses in the region and identify solutions to help them adapt.  


Farming more sustainably by managing soil acidity

Acid soils are a major cause of land degradation, threatening the productivity of agricultural soils in North East Victoria.  

Nearly half of the five million hectares of Victorian land affected by very acidic topsoil, as  measured by a low soil pH, are found in the North East region.  


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