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Environment

Parks Victoria manages a diverse and representative network of parks that are home to more than 4,300 native plant species and 948 native animal species.

The park network includes some of Victoria’s largest and most undisturbed ecosystems - landscapes like the Alps, the mallee, grasslands and inland waters and wetlands. It covers Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries that protect a wide array of marine life. It also includes smaller, but important urban parks.

Parks Victoria’s conservation programs help to reduce threats to parks and improve the health of the natural environment.

Climate Change

Parks and climate change Parks cover more than 4 million hectares of Victoria. They protect many important environments but sit in a broader landscape

Compliance and enforcement

The great majority of visitors to parks and reserve respect the environment and look after the facilities provided. Unfortunately a small number do act in

Ecosystems

Terrestrial Ecosystems Ecosystems are generally recognised by the characteristic vegetation they support. Victoria’s land area supports a wider range of ecosystems than any area of

Native plants and animals

Parks contain a wide range of habitats and play a vital role in protecting native plants and wildlife. Victoria's parks are home to more than

Weeds and pests

Weeds and pest animals are invasive. Other than vegetation clearing, they represent the biggest threat to the survival of native plants and animals. About

Science and adaptive management

Adaptive management provides a structured approach to inform park management decisions in times of uncertainty. Natural systems are complex and there will always be information

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Kids discover the wonder of why in our parks these holidays

16 Mar 2015

Parks across the Southern Peninsula are offering free Easter school holiday activities, as kids explore the wonder of why, how, when and where in our great outdoors. From meeting critters on our rocky shores and in our waterways to exploring our ANZAC and early pioneering history, kids between 6 to…

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What's on for April in Albert Park

1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Grampians Naturewise Experience

24 Apr 2015 8:30am - 26 Apr 2015 6:00pm

Come join our Grampians Naturewise holiday experience in Victoria! You will join park rangers to track and protect the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales. Go behind the scenes and enjoy the breathtaking landscape with local walks while assisting with endangered species monitoring. The Grampians National Park has recently captured footage of a…

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Yarra Valley / Kinglane Naturewise Experience

27 Apr 2015 8:30am - 28 Apr 2015 6:00pm

This Naturewise trip provides a great opportunity to help contribute to the work critical for the long term recovery and management of the National Park. You will play an important part in the recovery efforts as you work alongside Parks Victoria staff to collect important data relating to the location…

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Woodlands Night Watch

30 Apr 2015 5:30pm-10:00pm

Woodlands Historic Park comes to life at dusk with kangaroos, wallabies, possums and other wildlife springing into action.We will be looking out for the Eastern Barred Bandicoots and learning about the program to save them from extinction. We start the evening with a light dinner under the stars before heading…