Flora and fauna that comes from Australia is called native. Native plants and animals that are from a specific area, for example Dandenong, are known as indigenous to that area. Parks and bushland areas within the City of Greater Dandenong are excellent places to find local indigenous flora and fauna.
Areas of remnant vegetation are representative of the kind of environment that used to exist in the municipality prior to European settlement. Much of the remnant bushland that exists within the City of Greater Dandenong is highly endangered due to widespread clearing for farming, roads, housing and industrial developments; so the preservation of what is left is extremely important. Protecting remnant bushland is imperative for the conservation of endangered local flora and fauna species, and to protect indigenous heritage.
The City of Greater Dandenong occurs within the Gippsland Plain Bioregion and a range of Ecological Vegetation Classes occur across the municipality.
For more information about native flora and fauna that occurs within the City of Greater Dandenong, select a link below.
Native Flora of the City of Greater Dandenong
Native Fauna of the City of Greater Dandenong