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.
Parks Victoria Community Ranger, Hsar Ju has been awarded the prestigious David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to the Parks and Leisure industry.
Along the coast of Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park, stretching from San Remo to Inverloch, the waves are unearthing precious relics that have lain buried in the rock for millions of years.
Australia’s first dementia-friendly forest and sensory trail is now open in Ballarat’s Woowookarung Regional Park, offering a gentle and inclusive way to see, smell, touch and hear nature.
Parks Victoria uses innovative methods to increase the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo population in Victoria's north west.
Unique cave systems and rare native species in Mt Napier State Park have been protected from the ravages of feral goats thanks to a year of control work by Parks Victoria.
Victorians are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities should be able to access the benefits of nature. Parks Victoria has a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our parks, something which three mates in Western Port recently learnt.
The cultural landscapes in the northwest of Victoria are ancient, fragile, and rich in Aboriginal values. These values include vast burial grounds that are succumbing to the impacts of human activity and, imported pest species like rabbits, pigs, and, cattle have caused soil disturbance and exposed Ancestral Remains to harm.