Orange-bellied Parrot

Act for nature enters Parliament

NEWS 5 July 2018 | Amendments to Victoria’s key piece of threatened species legislation, The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) has been introduced into state parliament, but it falls...
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Sambar deer, caught here browsing and trampling areas where late-lying snow favours some very rare plants. Snowpatch communities are listed as threatened under Victoria’s Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. VNPA has assisted La Trobe University in this research.

Are deer the new cane toads?

NEWS 5 July 2018 | Deer have largely taken over most of Victoria’s prime natural areas in recent years. Estimates vary, but some say there could be one million deer in the state – possibly...
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Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Gannets at Pope’s Eye. Photo: Euan Moore

Marine and Coastal milestone

NEWS 3 July 2018 | For better or worse, we have just passed a key milestone in our state’s approach to managing our diverse, unique and much-loved coasts and marine waters. The Marine and Coastal...
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Do gold diggers have special rights?

NEWS 5 July 2018 | A draft management plan for several national and state parks in the central Victorian goldfields region has recommended the scaling back of areas available for recreational...
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Pipis in Venus Bay

Pipis under pressure

NEWS 6 July 2018 | Victoria’s prized cockle, known as the pipi, is under increasing pressure from recreational and commercial harvesting. The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA), has released a...
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A flock of red-necked avocets and banded stilts enjoy the Moolap wetlands, which will be under greater pressure from coastal development proposed in the Moolap Plan.

Opportunity to protect important wetlands

NEWS 5 July 2018 | For the past couple of years, VNPA has been advocating for a new Moolap coastal conservation park right on Geelong’s doorstep – a refuge for locals to escape in nature and free...
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Smooth ray

2017 Great Victorian Fish Count report released

PROGRAM NEWS 20 June 2018 | Our 2017 Great Victorian Fish Count was another great success of citizen science, with over 700 volunteer divers and snorkelers recording an amazing diversity of fish...
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Tall trees in Yarra Ranges National Park Photo: Anthony Agius, Flickr CC

No logging in our national parks

NEWS 14 June 2018 | Thanks to action from our supporters both our state government and opposition have ruled out logging in our national parks! Back in March, the logging industry called for...
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