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PARK WATCH June 2019 | Parks Victoria’s well-considered Draft Barmah Wetland Strategy outclasses the Environment and Resources Departments’ non-committal Draft Deer Strategy by a mile, says VNPA...
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Victoria’s Western Grassland Reserves failure

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Ian Penna writes about what hasn’t happened in the past ten years. The Western Grassland Reserves were proposed to protect “the largest remaining concentration of volcanic...
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Westernport Bay at risk

PARK WATCH June 2019 | VNPA’S Shannon Hurley gives an update on the battle to save Westernport Bay against industrial development. AGL’s proposed ‘Crib Point Gas Import Terminal’ project...
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Alarm at Great Ocean Road national park land grab

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 4 June 2019 | Conservation groups are alarmed at plans for a new authority to take control of national parks along the Great Ocean Road. “A proposed new authority to manage...
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A sambar stag enjoying a bath in one of the Alpine National Parks national and state listed peatbeds.

Call for Andrews Government to act decisively on feral deer

MEDIA RELEASE 5 May 2019 | An open letter calling for a strong and effective feral deer management strategy for Victoria has been signed by over 90 Landcare organisations, leading ecologists,...
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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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