Protecting Barmah’s great wetlands

NEWS 9 April 2018 | Parks Victoria has released a draft Strategic Action Plan for Barmah National Park and the Barmah Forest Ramsar Site.  These are more-or less in the […]...
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Action on feral horses welcome

MEDIA RELEASE 5 April 2019 | Real action to control feral horses in Barmah National Park, Victoria’s greatest River Red Gum protected area, is very welcome. “It is now eight […]...
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Is it time to make national parks truly national?

What should be the role of the Australian Government in the management of our national parks and reserves? We know national parks and conservation areas are popular. Statewide polling consistently...
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Shifting sands

PARK WATCH March 2019 | The Andrews Government’s special treatment of the racing industry has reached a whole new level. But so too has the rise of community opposition, explains VNPA […]...
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Plans for our big blue backyard

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Victoria is looking towards a new integrated way of managing our marine environment that involves cross-sector collaboration, explains VNPA Nature Conservation Campaigner...
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Draft deer plan will not protect nature or the community

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Victoria’s draft Deer Management Strategy, released late last year, lacks ambition. It will not reverse the serious impacts deer are having across Victoria, says VNPA Park...
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States of equine confusion

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Will high country feral horse management ever make sense? Not while people ignore decades of science, says VNPA Park Protection Campaigner Phil Ingamells. Will we ever...
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What happened to Victoria’s park visitor centres?

PARK WATCH March 2019 | VNPA’s Phil Ingamells wonders why park visitors are increasingly left in the dark. It’s a strange business this. People really like learning about nature. But despite...
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Black Saturday – Ten years on

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Much has been learnt, and there’s more learning to do, says Phil Ingamells. A few hundred metres up a seldom-walked track through Kinglake National Park, a […]...
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