Westernport – a wildlife wonderland at risk

PARK WATCH September 2020 | No one wants Westernport Bay to be turned into an artificial swimming pool, explains campaigner Shannon Hurley. Our beautiful and beloved Westernport Bay likely brings...
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Permanent protection for nature stalls

PARK WATCH September 2020 | We are increasingly alarmed by the Andrews Government’s delay in approving newional parks – especially as it continues to make decisions to the detriment of...
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Going, going, gone?

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The failures in protecting one of our most critically endangered ecosystems – grasslands – from Melbourne’s ever-increasing urban sprawl is finally being publicly...
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Renewed rush to ‘clear’ the way

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The reveal of the failures of the Melbourne Strategic Assessment (see previous article) comes right at a time when the Morrison Government is reviewing our national...
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Getting crabbier

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The spectacular annual Spider Crab aggregation event may have all but been and gone for this year, but that does not mean the campaign to #SaveOurSpidercrabs is over, says...
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River Red Gum Parks – designated but dewatered?

PARK WATCH September 2020 | Following Matt Ruchel’s reflection on the tenth anniversary of the Red Gum Parks in the previous edition of Park Watch, Professor Jamie Pittock from The Australian...
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Traditional Owner joint-management

PARK WATCH September 2020 | Victoria’s go-it-alone approach to Traditional Owner Recognition and Settlement Agreements has made joint management of our national parks the ‘new normal’, says...
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