What you'll achieve
When you become a Parks Protector, you place yourself in the corridors of power.
Your support will help prevent damaging policies from becoming law.
And you'll help enlist a mass of Victorians to support the cause of nature and protecting your parks.
As a Parks Protector, you'll help save Victoria's vanishing species, protect our beaches and the marine environment, and help rescue our remaining parks, reserves and special places.
You will help
Take action to save endangered species like the Leadbeater's Possum, whose habitat is disappearing due to the impact of destructive commercial logging and fire.
Create new parks. For example, right now we're working face to face with government, the timber and paper industries, unions and other conservation groups as part of the Forest Industry Taskforce to win the battle for the Great Forest National Park.
Take practical steps to protect Victoria's threatened species, using our huge force of dedicated volunteers to monitor fish species to help track the health of our marine environment through ReefWatch.
Monitor threatened species such as the Growling Grass Frog as part of NatureWatch, and record the comings and goings of threatened species and pest animals through the 'Caught on Camera' and 'Communities Listening for Nature' projects.
Encourage, persuade and convince our politicians that our environment is important, by running campaigns to protect native vegetation, making sure there is a statewide biodiversity strategy and review things like the antiquated threatened species legislation, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.
Work with community organisations, agencies, councils, scientists, and the media to promote good practices informed by hard science to tackle tough environmental issues and protect what is precious.
Win important campaigns, like having the Alpine National Park declared in 1989, finally getting our River Red Gums protected in 2010, banning cattle grazing in the Victorian Alps in 2015, and removing 99 year leases, which prevents inappropriate large-scale commercial developments in national parks like Wilsons Promontory.