Voices for Biodiversity


WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Victoria, Australia’s native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy. They survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east.  They use thermal and infrared video technology to search for threatened species in areas of forests earmarked for logging in order to have the area protected. In this way, WOTCH has managed to protect over 1500 hectares (3700 acres) from logging since it was established in 2014.