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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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Werribee River fish to scale new heights with ‘ladder’

18 Feb 2015

The fish of the Werribee River now have their own specially built ‘ladder’ to climb, thanks to a $130,000 Melbourne Water project to improve the health of the river and its fish. The fish ladder (also known as a fishway), which is built alongside Bluestone Ford, consists of a series…

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What's on for February in Albert Park

1 Feb 2015 12:00am - 28 Feb 2015 12:00am

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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Westerfolds parkrun

28 Feb 2015 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…

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What's on for March in Albert Park

1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 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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Westerfolds parkrun

7 Mar 2015 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…