A cowfish spotted during the Great Victorian Fish Count

2016 Great Victorian Fish Count

REPORT 2016 | This report summarises the 2016 results and provides a snapshot of the unique marine life found in Victorian waters....
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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

REPORT 2017 | An investigation into new logging plans for Victoria’s western forests and woodlands reveals they would be ecologically damaging....
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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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View from the Newhaven Yacht Club. Photo: Natalie Davey

Scenario planning for the Westernport Bay Region

Following the release of the Australian Conservation Foundation’s preliminary study into thelogical values of Westernport Bay, Professor Robert Costanza, one of the world’s leading...
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