Victorian Genetic Risk Index

Genetic diversity is important in conservation planning and policy, and Victoria is leading the way in using genetics in biodiversity conservation. We are using the Victorian Genetic Risk Index tool to inform our conservation planning and prioritisation. The index was developed in partnership with CESAR, Monash University, and the University of Melbourne. It describes the genetic health of over 1,100 species of plants and animals in Victoria. The index groups species into low, medium, high, very high and uncertain risk categories.