Mystery in the shallows

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Campaigner Shannon Hurley explains how this season the Spider Crabs have kept people waiting with bated breath. Every year in winter, the famous cast of Giant Spider Crabs...
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Big trees – little protection

PARK WATCH September 2021 | The proposed changes to the Code of Timber Production include adding new protections for large trees in Victoria, writes Campaigner Jordan Crook.  The Environment...
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Clearfelling the Code

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Executive Director Matt Ruchel and Nature Conservation Campaigner Jordan Crook explain how changes to logging laws are bad news for forests and very bad news for...
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Not so fast

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Immediate Protection Areasced almost two years ago are finally moving forward, writes Executive Director Matt Ruchel. In November 2019, the Andrews Government...
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A major event

PARK WATCH June 2021 | The Victorian Government is now conducting a Major Event Review on the impact the 2019-20 bushfires had on native forests and the logging industry. It’s hard to forget the...
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New national parks for Victoria

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Executive Director Matt Ruchel and Digital Campaigner Jessie Borrelle explain how the recent announcement is … complicated. It was an overcast Thursday morning, shaping...
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Win for Westernport!

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Nature Conservation Campaigner Shannon Hurley celebrates and explains what the decision to reject AGL’s gas import terminal means for the future of Westernport Bay. It was...
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Camping with cows?

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Executive Director Matt Ruchel writes about the future of river frontages. A significant dispute has broken out over the last few months between farmers, recreational fishing...
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How will Spider Crabs fare this season?

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Steps in the right direction, but more bold action needed to protect this globally important marine phenomena, explains Shannon Hurley. VNPA has been supporting the Save Our...
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Living giants

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Upn the mountains, giants can still be found. They have stoodn place for hundreds and hundreds of years. Jordan Crook shares their story. On the east side of Mount Baw Baw...
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