Hunting in parks no job for amateurs

Amateur deer hunters are calling for more access to our national parks, claiming they would help control the damage deer cause and bolster regional economies. But would they? Firstly, let’s...
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Hoodie chicks are tiny, and dwarfed by the heavy hooves of racehorses. Without protection they don't stand a chance against racing thoroughbreds.

Government puts horses ahead of protecting our hoodies

Belfast Coastal Reserve near Warrnambool is the second most important breeding site on Victoria's coastline for the tiny Hooded Plover, listed as Vulnerable in Victoria and nationally....
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View from Mt Tarrengower, near Maldon

Putting a stop to land clearing

Native vegetation on its knees Imagine a landscape without trees, native animals or birdsong. No one would want to live in a place like that. But parts of Victoria, the most cleared state in...
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Belfast Coastal Park

Belfast Coastal Reserve

A fragile coastal reserve in southwest Victoria has been invaded by racehorse trainers using it as a ‘race track’. They’re tearing up the beaches and dunes and jeopardising the future...
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View from the Newhaven Yacht Club. Photo: Natalie Davey

Save Western Port

The Napthine Government had big plans for the Port of Hastings, a massive container port that would have risked Western Port’s natural values. Those plans were put on hold with the 2014 election of...
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Some of the incredible native plants found at Anglesea include the delicate salmon sun orchid.

Anglesea Heathlands

In a big nature conservation win, the Andrews Government announced in early 2017 that the Anglesea Heathlands would soon be included in the Great Otway National Park. This is the remarkable result of...
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Photo: Thomas Williams | CC BY 2.0

Pipis in peril

Recreational and commercial harvesting is risking the future of pipis, a small mollusc on Victoria’s beaches. Pipis live beneath the sand in the intertidal zone of high-energy beaches. They feed on...
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