Newly released findings from an independent scientific study have revealed that the potential impacts to the local Weedy Seadragon population from the proposed Flinders Pier works would be localised and temporary.
The natural environment across Eastern Victoria is being supported to recover thanks to the re-commencement of a large-scale conservation program.
More than 80 per cent of Australians with reduced mobility want more practical and prominent information before they travel and for many, not knowing what to expect can be a major barrier to exploring somewhere new.
Warby-Ovens National Park near Wangaratta in Victoria’s north east, has become the first site in Victoria to be admitted to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas.
Over the winter Parks Victoria staff have been hard at work re-opening parks and popular sites in East Gippsland damaged in the devastating Black Summer bushfires.
Just over two months after a severe weather event brought down hundreds of trees and branches, damaged unique visitor infrastructure and left vast amounts of debris across Victorian parks such as the Dandenong Ranges, our rangers have removed and repaired several kilometres-worth of destruction caused to sites managed by Parks Victoria.
With trowels, diggers, mallets, and wheelbarrows full of native seedlings in hand, eighteen TAFE students from Ballarat have been working tirelessly with Parks Victoria staff and volunteers to revegetate and beautify the landscape of Woowookarung Regional Park and its Australian-first Dementia-friendly Forest and Sensory Trail.
At Parks Victoria we’re into nature. And on World Ranger Day we show our respect for the people who keep it safe. World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide each year on July 31st to commemorate rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work they do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.
Marking World Ranger Day July 31, 2021. Ranger Andy Davies recently found himself outside his comfort zone after being elected as Director and Company Secretary of the International Rangers Federation (IRF). Andy was chosen because of his passion for the global community of rangers-people united by their work to protect and preserve all aspects of wild places, historic and cultural sites.
For many Victorians, Castlemaine Diggings is synonymous with the gold rush but Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park and its surrounding areas have a history much older and richer than the precious metal industry that briefly but dramatically occupied the landscape.