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.

Sanctuary or developer’s dream?

PARK WATCH June 2017 | Growing at 2.5 per cent each year, Geelong is a city that now desperately needs a great park, says VNPA Marine Coastal Coordinator Chris Smyth. New York has Central Park...
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BCRAG member and Killarney resident Clinton Williams monitors commercial horse training at 'The Basin' in the Belfast Coastal Reserve. Photo: © Jenny Fawcett

Horses hurting hoodies

PARK WATCH June 2017 | It has been a poor breeding season for threatened hooded plovers in the Belfast Coastal Reserve, reports Chris Smyth. Local community monitoring of one beach alone revealed...
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There is no visitor accommodation at all within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and climbing Uluru is now actively discouraged and rarely allowed. Park impacts are very low, and visitor satisfaction is rising. Photo: Phil Ingamells

Making parks and tourism work

PARK WATCH June 2017 | We don’t need large private developments in our parks, says Phil Ingamells. How do we, and the rest of the ever curious world, satisfy our appetite for nature without...
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Red-tailed black cockatoo. Photo: Bob McPherson

Alarm at logging of western forests and woodlands

PARK WATCH June 2017 | Our new report clearly demonstrates proposed commercial logging in the west of Victoria should be banned, says our executive director Matt Ruchel. Until recently the Victorian...
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The beginnings of a shellfish reef? Oysters growing on a settlement plate. Photo: Kade Mills

Resurrecting reefs

PARK WATCH June 2017 | ReefWatch’s Kade Mills reports back on an ambitious strategy to bring back the forgotten shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay. We all know what an oyster is. Many of us even...
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'He that plants trees loves others beside himself'. Photo: David Fletcher

Celebrating two decades of growth

PARK WATCH June 2017 | This year marks the 20th anniversary of Project Hindmarsh and the Hindmarsh Landcare Network. Hindmarsh Landcare facilitator Jonathan Starks looks back over their history. What...
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