New investigation into marine areas

NEWS 3 May 2018 | Thean Environment Minister has issued new terms of reference for thean Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) to do a desktop assessment of the values of the...
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Mt Feathertop untamed. Photo: Mark Darragh

Falls to Hotham track impacts grow

NEWS 3 May 2018 | Parksoria has released its final Master Plan for the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing: a five day serviced hiking opportunity catering for ‘comfort in nature’ seekers in...
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East Gippsland coast

Auditor-General shines light on coastal management

NEWS 7 May 2018 | The Victorian Auditor-Generals Office (VAGO) report ‘Protecting Victoria’s Coastal Assets‘ recently tabled in the Victorian parliament reaffirms and highlights many of...
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A shocking sight: this platypus struggled to escape this opera house net before drowning. This is just one of many such cruel deaths. Photo: DELWP

How can we allow platypuses to drown in Victoria?

PARK WATCH March 2018 | Doug Gimesy (conservation and wildlife photographer) and Josh Griffiths (wildlife ecologist) shed light on the tragic but largely avoidable deaths of an iconic species. The...
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A short walk in Little Desert National Park. Parks Victoria should be promoting short walks across the state, not spending millions on unnessary infrastructure in highly sensitive areas, to service a very small 'market'. Photo: Phil Ingamells

Who’s in charge?

PARK WATCH March 2018 | The tourism industry is assuming control of our national parks. Phil Ingamells looks at two cases where things are going awry. The Mount Buffalo land grab For over a year now,...
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A smooth toadfish in Port Phillip Bay

Authority-mad government blinks on marine

PARK WATCH March 2018 | The marine and coastal bill is a missed opportunity to reform marine and coastal planning in Victoria, writes Chris Smyth. Victoria is awash with statutory authorities....
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Hundreds of protesters gathered in 2014 to save Point Nepean. Photo: Courtesy Matthew Mackay, Inner Light Photography

Point Nepean Saga: Drawing to a close?

PARK WATCH March 2018 | The release of the Andrews Government’s final master plan for Point Nepean National Park is welcome, says Chris Smyth. Are we there yet? That has been a frequently asked...
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A rainbow bee-eater exiting a nesting burrow in the Little Desert. Photo: Ian Morgan, from 'Birds and Plants of the Little Desert'

Lessons from the Little Desert

PARK WATCH March 2018 | Michael Howes shares the story of Victoria’s Littlesert and how it became a national park. The desert that isn’t Situated 375 kilometres west of Melbourne, the Little...
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