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From giants to ashes: the centuries old trees disappearing from Victoria's parks

Firewood can be a cost-effective fuel for households, but it is also vital habitat for many of our native animals. How many stop to think about the origins of the firewood they burn?

Finding gold in the Box-Ironbark forests: protecting an iconic Victorian landscape

Victoria’s Box-Ironbark forests have one of the most diverse woodlands in Australia, but they have suffered since Victorias "Gold rush" era. These areas are slowly recovering, but illegal firewood collection is impacting this recovery.

Caring for River red gum Country: protecting an Australian icon

River red gums act as the base of entire food webs in some areas of Victoria, especially in the northwest. Woody debris underneath their canopy contribute to their status as a biodiversity hotspot, but the amount of this debris has sharply declined in the last 200 years.

Helping young people get Active in Nature

There’s nothing quite like being active in nature - an idea Parks Victoria and Outdoors Victoria are instilling in young people through a series of fun, action-packed adventures. The Active in Nature program aims to help more people engage with the great outdoors and learn about the many physical, social and mental wellbeing benefits spending time in nature has.

Sleep under the stars at Point Nepean National Park

More people will soon have the chance to stay overnight at Point Nepean National Park, with works to expand the unique campground now underway.

A new cafe operator is coming to Jells Park

Jells Park visitors will soon be able to enjoy a range of new offerings at the café, with operators preparing to reopen the café in mid-April.

Shifting tides: safeguarding Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park from a changing climate

Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of the most important conservation areas in Victoria, with the long-term “Signs of Healthy Parks” program showcasing positive trends. Research undertaken by Deakin University shows that some seabird populations are at the limits of their range.

Meet Nay Kaw, Werribee Park's new trainee ranger

Nay Kaw was born in the Mae La refugee camp, the largest of several refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border - a far cry from the manicured grounds of Werribee Park Mansion and the Victorian State Rose Garden where he now finds himself working as a trainee ranger with Parks Victoria.

Buchan Caves reopens for Easter

Buchan Munji (Buchan Caves Reserve) will re-open for the Easter holidays after joint managers Parks Victoria and Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation oversaw a major program of recovery works.

Tragic shipwreck site recognised

The dramatic site of one of Victoria’s most notorious and tragic shipwrecks has become the latest Parks Victoria site to be recognised for its historic significance, thanks to the efforts of local people and rangers.

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