The Grampians rice-flower is found only in the Grampions region of western Victoria and listed as nationally vulnerable.

New statewide plan maps out nature protection for Victoria

MEDIA RELEASE 4 April 2017 | A new statewide strategy to protect Victoria’s natural heritage highlights the importance of the state’s natural places. Released today the plan is the first...
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Logging in Victoria's central highlands.

Victoria’s forests are not magic puddings

PARK WATCH March 2017 | Matt Ruchel, member of therest Industry Taskrce and VNPA Executive Director, explains why sawmills and the pulp and paper industry don’t understand how forests work....
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Pod of burrunan dolphins forms a 'fishing wall' to herd fish near the proposed site of a new jetty at the Quarantine Station.

Dolphins in danger

PARK WATCH March 2017 | A new jetty has been proposed for the Quarantine Station in the Point Nepean National Park master plan. It would have devastating effect on the endangered burrunan dolphin,...
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Victoria's western forests offer great chances to explore a diverse range of landscapes.

New investigation into Victoria’s central west forests

NEWS 28 March 2017 | The much-neglected but loved forests of central west Victoria, including the Wombat, Wellsford, Mt Cole and Pyrenees Range forests, will lie at the heart of a new Victorian...
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Some of the incredible native plants found at Anglesea include the delicate salmon sun orchid.

Anglesea Heathlands’ flowers empowered

PARK WATCH March 2017 | It’s official – the internationally significant Anglesea Heathlands will be included in the Great Otway National Park in the autumn session of state parliament. This...
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Our parks protect many gems including the southern emu wren.

National parks for sale – again!

PARK WATCH March 2017 | Three current proposals for commercial developments in national  parks are seriously worrying, and there  could be more to come, warns Phil Ingamells. Has Parks Victoria’s...
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Logging near the Ada Tree has highlighted tensions between conservation and the logging industry.

Report reveals true value of Victoria’s unprotected forests

An independent scientific assessment into the conservation value of Victoria’s most-loved tall forests reveals almost half are unprotected and open to logging. The report debunks industry myths...
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Norman Bay beach at Wilsons Promontory National Park is hugely popular with families.

Does the Prom need a high-powered boat tour?

The proposal for a new, privately-operated boat tour of Wilsons Promontory National Park’s islands and seal colony raises a number of problems for one of Victoria’s most loved national...
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