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Monday, 26 June 2023

Storymap: Protecting the Peatlands Together

Earlier this year, Parks Victoria facilitated the gathering in the Victorian Alps, extending invites to members of the Victorian Alpine Peatlands Project Coordinating Committee (VAPPCC), Traditional Owner groups, and others working in Alpine Conservation. The gathering brought together people with diverse skills such as specialist alpine scientists and researchers, field teams who spend their 9-5 work days physically protecting alpine peatlands from threats like weeds, deer and fire, as well as Australian Government and Catchment Management Authority staff, who manage the Alpine Peatlands Project in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.

The focus of the gathering was to form connections with one another, learn from each other's experiences, celebrate progress, and identify ways to coordinate more effectively to care for peatlands especially in a changing climate.

Read more at this Storymap at Protecting the Peatlands Together (arcgis.com)

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