Caring for parks – by the numbers

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Nature is facing unprecedented pressure – and our national parks are the foundation of efforts to protect it. VNPA Executive Director Matt Ruchel explains the value of parks...
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Victoria – state of nature decline

PARK WATCH June 2019 | VNPA Executive Director Matt Ruchel examines the third Victorian State of the Environment report released in March 2019 – and finds it presents a fairly grim picture for...
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The wonders of Wombat Forest

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Our Naturewatch program’s Coordinator Sera Blair shares the tremendous halfway results of our Caught on Camera project. One of the reasons we love Wombat Forest and want...
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Zombie western forest agreements

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Regulatory relics getting a polish up? The controversial Regional Forest Agreements are being reviewed. But will it lead to better outcomes for Victoria’s forests?  The...
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Compare the pair

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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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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Plans for our big blue backyard

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Victoria is looking towards a new integrated way of managing our marine environment that involves cross-sector collaboration, explains VNPA Nature Conservation Campaigner...
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