In total there are 24 marine parks and sanctuaries complemented by a small collection of marine reserves. Key areas of the victorian marine parks estate.
With just over 300 000 named that leaves a measly 3 million or more waiting for a name.
Victorian marine national parks. Marine national parks and sanctuaries the world s first system of 24 marine national parks and sanctuaries was established in 2002 after our 11 year campaign. 03 9347 5199 email. Southern australia marine waters are a global biodiversity hotspot with 30 70 of what is found in the southern ocean not occuring anywhere else in the world it is estimated that that tens of thousands of marine species are yet to be.
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These parks and sanctuaries cover about 5 3 per cent of victoria s marine waters. The network is made up of 13 marine national parks and 11 smaller sanctuaries covering 5 3 of victoria s marine waters. Victoria s network of marine national parks and sanctuaries dots the coastline from portland in the far southwest to picturesque mallacoota near the border with nsw.
Page 3 victorian national parks association level 3 60 leicester st carlton victoria 3053. It is estimated that 91 of species in the ocean are yet to be named. Vast knowledge gathered by marine scientists over decades helped identify the areas that are included in the marine national parks and sanctuaries.
Marine national parks and marine sanctuaries protect representative areas of victoria s unique and diverse marine environments now and for the future. In this podcast series we capture the social history that led to the creation of the world first system of marine national parks and sanctuaries in victoria. Victoria s network of marine national parks and sanctuaries stretches across the state coastline and each protecting portions of the diverse array of habitats and bioregions.
This means you can t. Dive to spear or collect fish or shellfish. Explore the history of the protection of victoria s marine national parks and sanctuaries and the little desert with the victorian national parks association.
Parks victoria serves to protect our state s natural and cultural heritage on behalf of all victorians. All marine plants and animals in the network are protected. Another two decades of persistent campaigning secured 100 000 hectares of new river red gum national parks in northern victoria in 2009 which now protect more than 300 endangered species.
All forms of commercial and recreational fishing are prohibited in these areas. Together with traditional owners and the community we care for country and value environmental conservation combined with an accessible and sustainable visitor experience that encourages current and future generations to get into nature. Marine national parks podcast episodes in 2002 a system of marine national parks and sanctuaries was established after over 10 years of community campaigning.
They complement our land based parks and reserves system which is an integral part of our way of life and economy. In 2002 a system of marine national parks and sanctuaries was established after over 10 years of community campaigning.