Protect Our Parks Appeal
Victoria's national parks system is extraordinarily diverse. On land it includes fragile alpine heathlands, box-ironbark forests rich in wildlife, threatened woodland ecosystems and rare remnant grasslands.
Along our coasts are marine parks and sanctuaries brimming with ocean life, much of it found nowhere else on earth.
Parks and wild places are our only remaining source of genetic diversity of native plants and animals. They are also something every Victorian - and international visitors - can enjoy in their natural form.
We need your support to defend our parks from commercial tourism, cattle grazing, damage from feral animals, inappropriate recreation such as hunting and shooting, mineral prospecting as well as under-resourcing of rangers and maintenance staff to manage the parks and many more.
In Victoria right now the pressure has increased. The Victorian Government, has made series of moves which undermine and unpick decades of conservation initiatives, including:
Our parks deserve better.
We must put a stop to the unrelenting erosion of protection for our national parks and protected areas.
Our national parks are to conserve nature for the future. They're not cow paddocks, firewood depots, shooting galleries or places for tourist resorts or mining.
Shooting in Parks
Pest animals such as deer, pigs, rabbits and goats do enormous damage to the state's natural areas: They are increasing in numbers and spreading far and wide .Opening up national parks to volunteer shooters, such as planned in NSW, has done nothing to the stem the flow. Learn more.
How to donate
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and can by made by two secure payment options:
1. Donate online.
2. Phone the VNPA on 03 9347 5188.
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