The Leadbeater's or "fairy possum" is Victoria's iconic faunal emblem. This marsupial lives in ancient tree hollows in Toolangi and the Central Highlands and when fully grown can fit in the palm of a human hand.
This freshly logged coupe in Toolangi, Victoria includes patches of cool-temperate rainforest, an ANU monitoring area and is just 200m from the Tanglefoot car park, a tourist destination that connects with popular walking trails. It's also very close to the Kalatha giant, an iconic 400 year old Mountain Ash gum.
Riding for the Great Forest is an open ended grass roots cycling campaign, highlighting the majesty of the central highlands of Victoria. Its mission is to raise the profile of the proposed Great Forest National Park by getting out and about it on a bicycle.
The Yellow-bellied Glider lives along the East coast of Australia, from Northern Queensland to Victoria. Although it's not currently listed as threatened, its habitat is being decimated in Victoria's alpine areas and populations in NSW are facing extinction.
Toolangi means tall trees in Taungurung, a local indigenous dialect. Just 70 minutes from Melbourne, the area features old-growth rainforest and towering Mountain Ash gums, the tallest flowering trees on Earth. Toolangi is also home to the Leadbeater's possum, a critically endangered Aussie icon that's thought to number less than 1500.