Protecting Barmah’s great wetlands

TAKE ACTION | NEWS 9 April 2018 | Parks Victoria has released a draft Strategic Action Plan for Barmah National Park and the Barmah Forest Ramsar Site.  These are more-or less in the same area, and...
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Action on feral horses welcome

MEDIA RELEASE 5 April 2019 | Real action to control feral in Barmah National Park, Victoria’s greatest River Red Gum protected area, is very welcome. “It is now eight years since the...
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Is it time to make national parks truly national?

PARKATCH March 2019 |ith a federal election looming, what is the role of the Australian government in the management of our prime natural areas – national parks? By VNPA Director Matt Ruchel....
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Shifting sands

PARK WATCH March 2019 | The Andrews Government’s special treatment of the racing industry has reached a whole new level. But so too has the rise of community opposition, explains VNPA Nature...
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Plans for our big blue backyard

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Victoria is looking towards a new integrated way of managing our marine environment that involves cross-sector collaboration, explains VNPA Nature Conservation Campaigner...
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Draft deer plan will not protect nature or the community

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Victoria’s draft Deer Management Strategy, released late last year, lacks ambition. It will not reverse the serious impacts deer are having across Victoria, says VNPAark...
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States of equine confusion

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Will high country feral horse management ever make sense? Not while people ignore decades of science, says VNPA Park Protection Campaigner Phil Ingamells. Will we ever deal...
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What happened to Victoria’s park visitor centres?

PARK WATCH March 2019 | VNPA’s Phil Ingamells wonders why park visitors are increasingly left in the dark. It’s a strange business this. People really like learning about nature. But despite...
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Black Saturday – Ten years on

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Much has been learnt, and there’s more learning to do, says Phil Ingamells. A few hundred metres up a seldom-walked track through Kinglake National Park, a stone seat...
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Black Saturday – How things have changed

PARK WATCH March 2019 |e Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission made 67 recommendations. Some have been fully implemented, others have been carefully revised, and a few have been largely ignored....
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