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Parks Victoria Review of dog walking in the Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park – Dog Walking Review

WE ARE NOW AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF THE REVIEW

HAVE YOUR SAY ON DOG WALKING

Parks Victoria is reviewing options to further restrict dog walking in the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Community feedback is being sought following numerous reports of dog attacks and threats to local wildlife.

“There are 32 fauna species listed in Victoria as endangered, vulnerable or near threatened have been recorded in the park,” said District Chief Ranger Libby Jude. “We need to protect them.”

“There are obvious health benefits for people walking their dogs, and there remains many areas on the Mornington Peninsula where people can do just that. However, within the national park it is an activity that needs to be carefully managed in the interests of protecting local wildlife.”

A discussion paper outlines the issues associated with dog walking and presents 4 options that are under consideration to determine the future of this activity in the park.

Options for consideration include:

  1. A seasonal ban for the whole park where dogs are currently permitted
  2. Restricting dogs to designated visitor sites and adjacent beach areas
  3. A seasonal ban in selected areas
  4. A total ban for the whole park.

To see the Dog Walking in Mornington Peninsula Park discussion paper click on link below

Dog-Walking-Discussion-Paper_Sept_2012

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