Photo: Kade Mills

Great Victorian Fish Count 2017: Hundreds praise our rays

MEDIA RELEASE:  18 November 2017 This weekend hundreds of snorkel-clad, keen-eyed citizen-scientists will take to the water for the start of the annual Great Victorian Fish Count, with stingrays the...
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Wombat Forest Photo: Wombat Forest Care

National parks creation stalls under Andrews Labor

We’ve released our latest report comparing Victorian national parks by Premier. We’ve crunched the numbers, and found that Victoria’s Andrews Government has created the smallest amount of...
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Nature and the Northcote by-election

The by-election for the seat of Northcote will be on 18 November – meaning it is time to make sure protecting Victoria’s nature is a big issue for voters and candidates in the by-election....
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Tyers River, Moondarra State Park

Statewide Assessment of Public Land

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has produced its finaleport on the Statewide Assessment of Public Land. VEAC was asked to look at all current land categories in Victoria, and...
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Sambar deer, Bogong High Plains, Alpine National Park

Pest animals get more than a glance

A recent inquiry into the control of invasive animals on crown land came up with some sensible recommendations, says Phil Ingamells. There are many alien beasts rampaging through the bush: cats,...
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Celebrating 10 years of NatureWatch!

Our NatureWatch program, and the program’s original coordinatorlin Griffith, reached a major ten year milestone in July. In 2007 an inspired group of VNPA members and supporters along with...
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A logging coupe in the Central Highlands

Leaving only the ASH

The Andrews Government is torn between helping a group workers in a small country town fighting for their jobs and caving in to a group Melbourne investors happy for taxpayers to relieve them...
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Hooded plover on the beach-box

Take action on horses hurting hoodies

VNPA marine and coastal coordinator Chris Smyth gives an update and calls on Park Watch readers to help stop our beaches becoming racetracks. Despite barely 50 hooded plovers left in the Belfast...
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