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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Fire management needs some open scrutiny

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Fire affects us all, and it affects all of Victoria’s environment. So surely its management warrants ongoing, rigorous, independent evaluation, says Phil Ingamells. If...
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Time to hang on to the wild

PARK WATCH September 2021 | There have been some great wins for conservation over the last 50 years or so. But we can’t maintain protection of our national parks unless we vigilantly protect the...
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Wild winds and flattened forests

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Jordan Crook was in the eye of the storm – and explains what is necessary in the aftermath. On the night of the 9th of June, wild winds tore across the state, leaving in...
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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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