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2017 Great Victorian Fish Count

The 2017 Great Victorian Fish Count was another great success of citizen science, with over 700 volunteer divers and snorkelers recording an amazing diversity of fish across the state. This year...
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A cowfish spotted during the Great Victorian Fish Count

2016 Great Victorian Fish Count

The 2016 Great Victorian Fish Count was another great success of citizen science, with hundreds of volunteers recording an amazing diversity of fish across the state. This report summarises the...
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Looking east towards Mount Langi Ghiran and Mount Cole. Photo: Ed Dunens | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Western Forests and Woodlands at Risk

An investigation by the Victorian National Parks Association into new logging plans for Victoria’s western forests and woodlands reveals they would be ecologically damaging and take place in areas...
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Wilsons Promontory National Park 1973. Hikers at summit of Mt Oberon with Tidal River Campground, Norman Bay, Pillar Point and Tongue Point in background.

Building a National Parks Service for Victoria

Victorians and our park system owe a lot to Dr Leonard Hart Smith, whose account of his time as Director of National Parks is now available for free on our website. When Len Smith became...
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Philip Crosbie Morrison (left) played a major role in the formation of the VNPA and in working towards a better national parks system in Victoria. Photo: DSE Historic PlacesPhilip Crosbie Morrison (left) played a major role in the formation of the VNPA and in working towards a better national parks system in Victoria. Photo: DSE Historic Places

Conservation journeys – a short history of the VNPA

Victoria’s national parks and other conservation reserves are a gift to our children and grandchildren, the nation and the world. The natural land and sea areas of Victoria are irreplaceable. The...
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A group returns to the Darby Chalet after walking to Lilly Pilly Gully c. 1925. Photo: Historic Places, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria

A history of Wilsons Promontory

John Roslyn Garnet (1906-1998), known as Ros, was a scientist who had a distinguished career with the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories. Through his connection with the Field Naturalists Club of...
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Southern blue devil fish at Castle Rock. Photo: Natalie Manahan

2015 Great Victorian Fish Count

This report summarises the results of the fish count and provides a snapshot of the unique marine life found in Victorian waters....
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Victoria's western forests offer great chances to explore a diverse range of landscapes.

New investigation into Victoria’s central west forests

The much-neglected but loved forests of central west Victoria, including the Wombat, Wellsford, Mtle and Pyrenees Range forests, will lie at the heart of a new Victorian Environmental Assessment...
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