BCRAG member and Killarney resident Clinton Williams monitors commercial horse training at 'The Basin' in the Belfast Coastal Reserve. Photo: © Jenny Fawcett

Horses hurting hoodies

PARK WATCH June 2017 | It has been a poor breeding season for threatened hooded plovers in the Belfast Coastal Reserve, reports Chris Smyth. Local community monitoring of one beach […]...
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There is no visitor accommodation at all within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and climbing Uluru is now actively discouraged and rarely allowed. Park impacts are very low, and visitor satisfaction is rising. Photo: Phil Ingamells

Making parks and tourism work

PARK WATCH June 2017 | We don’t need large private developments in our parks, says Phil Ingamells. How do we, and the rest of the ever curious world, satisfy our […]...
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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 […]...
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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 […]...
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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 the Forest Industry Task Force and VNPA Executive Director, explains why sawmills and the pulp and paper industry don’t understand how […]...
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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 a devastating effect on […]...
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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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