Hoodie chicks are tiny, and dwarfed by the heavy hooves of racehorses. Without protection they don't stand a chance against racing thoroughbreds.

Commercial racehorse training illegal on Warrnambool’s beaches

NEWS 30 October 2018 | Commercial racehorse training has been found illegal under the Warrnambool Planning Scheme – and therefore on Levys Beach, one of the horse racing industry’s main training...
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Great Ocean Road national parks land grab

MEDIA RELEASE 16 October 2018 | New Great Ocean Road Authority will weaken national park protection. Conservationists are alarmed and furious at proposals to change the purpose of national parks...
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Skinny feral horse. Photo: Federation students

Time to protect the high country

IN THE MEDIA 11 October 2018 | Opinion piece published in The Herald Sun by Phil Ingamells of Victorian National Parks Association. It might seem like a good idea to protect brumbies roaming free,...
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Duchers Swamp, French Island National Park, Western Port

AGL forced to face facts

MEDIA RELEASE 9 October 2018 Environment Victoria and the Victorian National Parks Association have welcomed today’s decision by Planning Minister Richard Wynne to require a full Environment...
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National parks creation needs a jump start

PARK WATCH September 2018 | In November 2017, the Andrews Government was tracking as the worst performer in terms of park creation over the last 60+ years. Now, with only weeks to go before the next...
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Alpine National Park. Photo: Paul Sinclair

Nature’s Needs

PARK WATCH September 2018 | Our Director Matt Ruchel outlines ten conservation priorities for the 2018 Victorian state election. VNPA has produced a detailed policy document which has been provided...
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Forests of the Central West

PARK WATCH September 2018 | Read our breakdown of the recommendations from the draft Central West Investigation released by the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC). Some are home to...
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