Status and management of key threats to Traditional Owner cultural places and objects

State of the Parks Report Fourth Edition

Traditional Owner cultural values can be impacted by a range of threatening processes such as weathering, bushfire and climate; disturbance by humans or animals; and the level of knowledge and types of park management interventions.

Indicators

4.2.1 Threats to Traditional Owner cultural places and object

4.2.2 Extent management objectives met for key threats

Data Confidence

 

4.2.1. Threats to Traditional Owner cultural places and objects

Park managers identified threatening processes impacting on Traditional Owner cultural values in 129 parks (43% of the 300 assessed parks).

Wildfire, illegal activities, damage to cultural values by visitors and lack of knowledge/expertise were the most commonly reported threatening processes to Traditional Owner cultural values with extreme or major impacts.

Severity of top 10 threats to Traditional Owner cultural values across parks network

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

4.2.2. Extent management objectives met for key threats

  • Park Managers reported that they fully or substantially met management objectives for the management of fire with respect to Traditional Owner cultural values conservation in 60% of relevant parks. More than 70 % of parks only partially or did not at all meet objectives for non-compliance and visitor impacts.
  • The extent to which parks are meeting objectives for managing visitor impacts, non-compliance and inappropriate fire regimes has remained stable since 2013.

*Response to this question was optional for all non-National Parks Act parks. **Calculated from parks that were assessed in both 2013 and 2018 (Fire, n = 19; Non-compliance, n = 12; Visitor impacts, n = 45).

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

Data confidence

Confidence in park manager assessments of impact of threatening processes to Traditional Owner cultural values

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

Confidence in park manager assessments for impacts and management outcomes for threats to Traditional Owner cultural values

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

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