In 2002, the United Nations proclaimed the Western Port region in Victoria, Australia, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
Western Port was chosen because it has outstanding natural values, including a Ramsar wetland of international importance, on the fringe of the expanding city of Melbourne.
Biosphere reserves aim to keep special places—like Western Port—special by fostering conservation and sustainable development. More
Bandicoot habitat planting, Koo Wee Rup Rail Trail, 25 May 2013
Community consultation for draft Port Phillip & Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy – comments invited until 12 May 2013.
Farm forestry tour, 8 & 9 June 2013.
The non-profit Biosphere Foundation works with the community to create a better future for the Western Port Biosphere Reserve—environmentally, socially and economically.
We do this through research, education, community engagement, partnerships and on-ground conservation efforts.
Your donation can help.