Explore the concept of biodiversity and its role in sustaining ecological integrity and the survival of populations. Discover the threats faced by Leadbeater’s Possum and Zoos Victoria’s contribution to the scientific research, monitoring and captive breeding of this Victorian threatened species. Access the most up to date data from Zoos Victoria's field ecologists and go behind-the-scenes to discover Healesville Sanctuary’s captive breeding facilities.
This program is designed to address the area of study and outcomes in VCE Environmental Science Unit 3: Ecological Issues - Energy and Biodiversity - Area of Study 2: Diversity in the Biosphere Outcomes 2 & 3.
The program is suitable for the school- assessed coursework (SAC) component of the course.
Check out Zoos Victoria’s Conservation and Research website at www.zoo.org.au/threatened-species for more information and relevant weblinks.