New state of environment report: All decline no action

NEWS 16 December 2021 | The Victorian State of the Environment (SOE) Biodiversity Update 2021 Report was released this week. In short, the report only reinforces the need for more government action...
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Fire break shenanigans

PARK WATCH Article December 2021 | As Victoria embarks on a truly massive fuel break construction program, the justifications for it are wearing thin, says Phil Ingamells....
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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 rethink fire

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Evidence against Victoria’s fuel reduction program is clear, yet burns are increasing. Calls for a pause and re-assessment of fire management are growing louder, says...
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After the fires

PARK WATCH March 2021 | We must protect our forest refuges. By Jordan Crook and Matt Ruchel. In a year where the word ‘unprecedented’ was overused to the point of losing meaning, the 2019-20...
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Stop logging forests recovering from the bushfires

The 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires burnt more than 1.25 million hectares of forest across eastern Victoria, killing millions of wildlife. A year on, the animals and plants spared from the flames face...
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Recommendations for fire management

PARK WATCH December 2020 | What do four inquiries have to say about last summer’s bushfires? Campaigner Phil Ingamells looks at some eyebrow-raising recommendations....
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