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At the top of the world and nowhere to go?

Human-induced climate change has arrived on Victoria’s doorstep. With a possible four-degree rise in average temperature slated for 2100 by the IPCC (the world’s most authoritative body on this topic), it begs the question: what does the future look like for the Victorian alps, and for animals like the Alpine stonefly?

Rebuild on way for popular Prom hike

The popular Sealers Cove boardwalk in Wilsons Promontory National Park will be fully rebuilt and upgraded, reconnecting the cove’s golden sands to the Tidal River campground.

Six parks to take the kids to these school holidays

Looking to get into nature with the kids during the school holidays? From all-abilities playscapes to accessible toilets and picnic areas, we've rounded up some of our favourite urban parks to visit with your loved ones this spring.

Back from the dead and back again? A Mountain Pygmy Possums tail

The Mountain Pygmy Possum has an incredible story to tell. It was initially known to western science as a few fragmentary fossils in 1894, but on a frosty morning in August of 1966, the unthinkable happened; a chance discovery brought the fossils back to life. Now, the race is on to bring this critically endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

Nature Conservation Reserves: Unsung heroes protecting nature's future

Experience the rich tapestry of Victoria's spectacular, diverse and critical reserves.

Transforming Jells Park sports fields

With a nod to cricket’s most famous international contest, two sports fields at Jells Park in Melbourne’s south-east are undergoing a transformation.

Bushfire recovery continues in East Gippsland

The Black Summer bushfires of 2019–20 burnt through vast areas of land and destroyed many park facilities in east Gippsland. While many locations re-opened soon after the fires, projects in some areas continue as we rebuild infrastructure and facilities to help rejuvenate the visitor experience, support tourism, and build back better.

Shape the future of Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve

Parks Victoria has started work on a master plan that will rejuvenate the historic Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve. To take the reserve into its next phase and unlock its potential, we are now seeking public input on the draft master plan.

Harnessing Rain to Restore Country

“What are you doing in my swamp?!” asked the wildlife, probably, when Parks Victoria began building an experimental sandbag structure at Rowan Swamp Wildlife Reserve. The large, shallow wetland about 40km north of Benalla on Yorta Yorta Country is getting its happily ever after, one year on from a successful restoration. And while no ogres or donkeys have been spotted there yet, experts say the swamp is seeing ongoing biodiversity improvement.

Don't be a sucker - get to know leeches

They are squirmy, slimy and very stretchy. Leeches are miraculous creatures. If you’ve been hiking just about anywhere in Victoria, then it’s likely you’ve encountered one of these little bloodsuckers.

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