Red-tailed black cockatoo. Photo: Bob McPherson

Alarm at logging of western forests and woodlands

PARK WATCH June 2017 | Our new report clearly demonstrates proposed commercial logging in the west of Victoria should be banned, says our executive director Matt Ruchel. Until recently the Victorian...
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The beginnings of a shellfish reef? Oysters growing on a settlement plate. Photo: Kade Mills

Resurrecting reefs

PARK WATCH June 2017 | ReefWatch’s Kade Mills reports back on an ambitious strategy to bring back the forgotten shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay. We all know what an oyster is. Many of us even...
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'He that plants trees loves others beside himself'. Photo: David Fletcher

Celebrating two decades of growth

PARK WATCH June 2017 | This year marks the 20th anniversary of Project Hindmarsh and the Hindmarsh Landcare Network. Hindmarsh Landcare facilitator Jonathan Starks looks back over their history. What...
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Logging in Victoria's central highlands.

Victoria’s forests are not magic puddings

PARK WATCH March 2017 | Matt Ruchel, member of therest Industry Taskrce and VNPA Executive Director, explains why sawmills and the pulp and paper industry don’t understand how forests work....
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Pod of burrunan dolphins forms a 'fishing wall' to herd fish near the proposed site of a new jetty at the Quarantine Station.

Dolphins in danger

PARK WATCH March 2017 | A new jetty has been proposed for the Quarantine Station in the Point Nepean National Park master plan. It would have devastating effect on the endangered burrunan dolphin,...
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Some of the incredible native plants found at Anglesea include the delicate salmon sun orchid.

Anglesea Heathlands’ flowers empowered

PARK WATCH March 2017 | It’s official – the internationally significant Anglesea Heathlands will be included in the Great Otway National Park in the autumn session of state parliament. This...
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Our parks protect many gems including the southern emu wren.

National parks for sale – again!

PARK WATCH March 2017 | Three current proposals for commercial developments in national  parks are seriously worrying, and there  could be more to come, warns Phil Ingamells. Has Parks Victoria’s...
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