We’re here to stay, and to make sure nature stays!
- creating the Murray River's new River Red Gum national parks
- creating the Alpine National Park and removing damaging cattle grazing from the park
- saving Wilsons Promontory from commercial development
- getting protection for Box-ironbark national parks and reserves in Central Victoria
- establishing marine national parks and sanctuaries.
And dealing with many more issues over the decades.
Did you also know that since European settlement in Victoria, we have lost about 70% of our native vegetation through land clearance?
This rapid development has taken a heavy toll: 44% of our native plants and 30% of our native animals are either extinct or threatened with extinction.
These statistics send a clear message: loss of our natural areas and biodiversity demands urgent action.
We see the problems, but we also see the logical and thoughtful solutions. This is why we're at the forefront of conservation issues in Victoria and, with our supporters, we give nature a big, clear voice.
Right now, this voice is raised in urgency
On behalf of all our native plants and animals we are calling on the government not to give away our natural heritage and the future of our unique plants and animals!
Naturally, we want the government to ensure protection of our remaining biodiversity, including tackling the thorny issue of invasive pests that are wrecking sensitive ecologies. We also work hard defending our parks against threats such as the return of damaging cattle grazing.
Naturally, we want the government to redirect resources into managing our parks and no, we don't think large-scale commercial development in national parks or near fragile conservation areas is a good idea.
Naturally, we are committed to getting the government to greatly improve fire management, especially by modifying fuel reduction burn programs, so that both the public and our natural areas are better protected.
And if our marine life had a voice, it would say we need an all-embracing marine plan and new marine national parks that would go along way towards better managing and protecting the remaining 94.7% of Victorian marine waters.
Speak up, dig deep!
Please donate to the VNPA. We've been campaigning and conserving our natural heritage for 60 years, and there's more to do.
Money talks and your donation will help us give nature a voice.
The longevity of the VNPA is proof of the amazing gains you and I and other committed, caring, like-minded individuals can make.
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.