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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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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Give me a reserve among the factories

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Nature Conservation Campaigner Jordan Crook takes us to visit our most at risk ecosystems. Amongst the existing suburbs and factories of the western suburbs of Melbourne, the...
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The Prom needs a plan

PARK WATCH June 2021 | A lot of good things are flagged for Wilsons Promontory National Park, but without a current management plan there is no clear framework for decisions, writes Phil Ingamells....
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Time to rethink fire

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Evidence against Victoria’s fuel reduction program is clear, yet burns are increasing. Calls for a pause and re-assessment of fire management are growing louder, says...
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The future of our beautiful bay

UPDATE: The Victorian Government rejected AGL’s proposal for a gas import terminal in Westernport Bay on 30 April. Latest information here. Latest information here PARK WATCH March 2021 | The...
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Ticking all the boxes

PARK WATCH March 2021 | Investment in nature protection provides great economic benefits, explains Executive Director Matt Ruchel. We know the forests of the Central West are home to 370 threatened...
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