Victoria's alpine areas, found predominantly in the state's Alpine, Mount Buffalo and Baw Baw national parks, are truly remarkabe landscapes.
But by world standards they are very low in altitude and have been listed as among the three most climate-vulnerable ecosystem types in Australia.
Alpine National Park under threat
Alpine cattle grazing, it's a park not a paddock!
Why cattle should never again roam free in the high country
The VNPA's Phil Ingamells discusses why the Victorian Coalition's promise to return cattle grazing to the state's high country is a backward move, and analyses why cattle shouldn't, indeed can't, return to the Alpine National Park.
Grazing, fire and science
Neil Barraclough asks (Stock and Land, 5/10/06) if there is any real science showing that cattle grazing didn't reduce the intensity of the 2003 fires in the alpine area. The answer is "yes".
History of the Alpine grazing campaign
After a long campaign by the VNPA, the Victorian Government ended licensed cattle grazing in Victoria’s Alpine National Park in 2005.You can explore the many reasons for removing cattle from the park by going to our dedicated alpine grazing website.
Planning process failing Victoria's alpine parks
Parks Victoria's process for developing management plans for national parks in the alpine region (and then for the rest of the Victoria) is seriously flawed. The VNPA has outlined these problems in correspondence with DSE.