Zoos Victoria is the custodian of 142 hectares of bushland adjacent to Healesville Sanctuary. Significant as the largest remnant of intact Yarra Valley floor forest and for its island position amongst cleared land, the Coranderrk is in urgent need of restoration.
Our vision is that the Coranderrk Bushland Reserve will be protected and celebrated for its ecological and cultural significance and will become a safe haven for some of Victoria’s most endangered species, including Leadbeater’s Possums and Helmeted Honeyeaters. We have embarked on a 5 year action plan that will:
- Restore and promote floral diversity and ecosystem function across the Coranderrk Bushland
- Develop the Coranderrk Bushland as a temporary release site, permanent release site and training ground for some of Zoos Victoria’s priority native threatened species
- Remove pest species to reduce grazing and browsing pressure and enable vegetation restoration
- Communicate the Coranderrk Bushland restoration story throughout the Sanctuary.
How to help
- The Ian Potter Foundation
- The William Buckland Foundation
- Albert George and Nancy Caroline Youngman Trust
- The Vizard Foundation