Thank you for your support

Your support and generous gifts this past year have powered the Victorian National Parks Association through its 67th year. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, we’ve kept up the good fight,...
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Caring for parks – by the numbers

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Nature is facing unprecedented pressure – and our national parks are the foundation of efforts to protect it. VNPA Executive Director Matt Ruchel explains the value of parks...
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Victoria – state of nature decline

PARK WATCH June 2019 | VNPA Executive Director Matt Ruchel examines the third Victorian State of the Environment report released in March 2019 – and finds it presents a fairly grim picture for...
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The wonders of Wombat Forest

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Our Naturewatch program’s Coordinator Sera Blair shares the tremendous halfway results of our Caught on Camera project. One of the reasons we love Wombat Forest and want...
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Zombie western forest agreements

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Regulatory relics getting a polish up? The controversial Regional Forest Agreements are being reviewed. But will it lead to better outcomes for Victoria’s forests?  The...
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Compare the pair

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Parks Victoria’s well-considered Draft Barmah Wetland Strategy outclasses the Environment and Resources Departments’ non-committal Draft Deer Strategy by a mile, says VNPA...
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Victoria’s Western Grassland Reserves failure

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Ian Penna writes about what hasn’t happened in the past ten years. The Western Grassland Reserves were proposed to protect “the largest remaining concentration of volcanic...
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Westernport Bay at risk

PARK WATCH June 2019 | VNPA’S Shannon Hurley gives an update on the battle to save Westernport Bay against industrial development. AGL’s proposed ‘Crib Point Gas Import Terminal’ project...
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Alarm at Great Ocean Road national park land grab

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 4 June 2019 | Conservation groups are alarmed at plans for a new authority to take control of national parks along the Great Ocean Road. “A proposed new authority to manage...
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