Opportunity to strengthen national environmental laws

PARK WATCH June 2020 | VNPA Executive Director Matt Ruchel guides us through the review of the EBPC Act. The main piece of national environmental law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity...
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Victoria’s new threatened species laws coming into force

PARK WATCH June 2020 | A small step in the right direction, but not far enough to address the extentf species decline in Victoria. The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) is the key piece...
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Too sensitive and precious to risk

PARK WATCH June 2020 | Our Nature Conservation Campaigner Shannon Hurley rallies the community to speak out against the industrialisation of Westernport Bay. For the past couple of years, AGL’s...
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March of the Spider Crabs

PARK WATCH June 2020 | AJ Morton, scuba divingusiness owner of Dive2U, and Shannon Hurley, Victorian National Parks Association, reveal how one of Victoria’s greatest underwater spectacles could...
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A once in a generation opportunity

PARK WATCH June 2020 | A vision from the past becomes a new plan, writes Meryl Brown Tobin. Then In 1996, 1,139 Bass Coast Shire locals and visitors signed a petition for a new national park fronting...
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Skinny feral horse. Photo: Federation students

Feral horses in national parks

Hard-hooved animals are not native to Australia, and many of our native plants and animals are threatened by their impacts. Feral horses, pigs, goats, camels and deer are now found throughout the...
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Wombat caught in illegal snare trap

NEWS 10 June 2020 | In mid-May VNPA campaigner Jordan Crook was called to a gruesome scene at Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserve that shocked and sickened him. A bushwalker out enjoying an...
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Court upholds national park management

MEDIA RELEASE 29 MAY 2020 |ctoria’s Supreme Court has today cleared the way for Parksctoria to cull feral horses in the Alpine National Park. “This is the second time recently that Parks...
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