This summer’s fire

PARK WATCH March 2020 | Our native plants and animals have had a long and troubled parent-child relationship with fire. It might be becoming an irreconcilable one, writes VNPA Parks Protection...
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The next fire

PARK WATCH March 2020 | Can we control fire with fire? Will more fuel reduction burning really save us and the bush we love? It’s time for a new approach, not failed remedies,...
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Save or salvage

PARK WATCH March 2020 | Short-term economic gain, long-term ecological damage – VNPA Nature Conservation Campaigner John Kotsiaris denounces salvage logging. Victoria is already Australia’s most...
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Fire response and recovery package for nature welcomed

MEDIA RELEASE 23 January 2020 | The Victorian Government’s announcement of a $17.5 million fire response and recovery package for nature is a welcome step forward, but needs to be matched by...
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Fire management in Victoria

Fire management is a serious and truly complicated thing; the fuel that feeds fire is also our great natural heritage. There will always be more to learn about fire behaviour and its management,...
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How will fire change Victoria?

Our deepest appreciation goes out to the firefighters, emergency services, park rangers, community volunteers, wildlife carers andealth workers on the frontline. Our thoughts are with everyone who...
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Black Saturday – Forests after the fires

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Sera Blair looks at the impacts on and recovery of Victoria’s mountain ash forests. On 7 February 2009, fire spread rapidly through 78,200 hectares of mountain ash forest...
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