WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organisation dedicated to protecting Victoria's native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy.
We survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east. We 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 ha from logging since it was established in 2014.
But sometimes surveying alone isn’t enough to save an area. That’s when the WOTCH community steps in and bands together to tell our elected representatives what we stand for, and we stand for forests.