Victorian National Parks and the WWFF program

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As most of you would know, only 41 of the existing 45 Victorian National Parks currently qualify for the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program.  The reason being, is that all parks created/gazetted after 2008 are not on the VKFF list.

In fact when I took over as the WWFF co-ordinator back in March, 2013, there were numerous Australian National Parks ‘missing’ from the WWFF Directory.  Those ‘missing’ parks had been gazetted prior to 2008.

In January 2014, as a result of extensive work and consultation with the WWFF global Committee, over 100 Australian National Parks were added to the WWFF Directory.  However, for Victoria, that left out 4 National Parks:-

  • Barmah
  • Gunbower
  • Lower Goulburn
  • Warby Ovens

There is a 50%, 75%, 90% activated rule in the WWFF global rules.  In other words, when a certain % of parks have been activated, the National co-ordinators can apply to have extra parks added.

50% = up to 50 new references

75% = up to 75 new references

90% = up to 90 new references.

This is based on activation statistics that appear in WWFF LogSearch facility.  So, you can see the importance of activators providing their logs to me, so that I can upload them to LogSearch.  The more activity, the more parks we can have added.

I have now applied to have these remaining 4 Victorian National Parks added to the WWFF Directory so that they qualify for the WWFF program.

I would also like to point out that the WWFF rules talk about new parks being added once ‘National WWFF areas have been activated’.  I have argued that Australia is a unique place geographically, e.g. distance.  And therefore, activations stats should apply to each individual State.  And not a National level.

I will keep you updated on the outcome.

Below are the stats (as per WWFF LogSearch) of the existing 41 qualifying Victorian National Parks, and how many times they have been activated, and how many QSOs from each park.

  • Alfred VKFF-618
    • 6 activations
    • 89 QSOs
  • Alpine VKFF-619
    • 36 activations
    • 1,298 QSOs
  • Baw Baw VKFF-020
    • 20 activations
    • 244 QSOs
  • Brisbane Ranges VKFF-055
    • 20 activations
    • 380 QSOs
  • Burrowa Pine Mountain VKFF-069
    • 14 activations
    • 194 QSOs
  • Chiltern Mount Pilot VKFF-620
    • 17 activations
    • 332 QSOs
  • Churchill VKFF-621
    • 12 activations
    • 172 QSOs
  • Cobboboonee VKFF-728
    • 12 activations
    • 294 QSOs
  • Coopracamba VKFF113
    • 9 activations
    • 118 QSOs
  • Croajingolong VKFF-119
    • 9 activations
    • 138 QSOs
  • Dandenong Ranges VKFF-132
    • 23 activations
    • 277 QSOs
  • Errinundra VKFF-158
    • 7 activations
    • 11 QSOs
  • French Island VKFF-622
    • 5 activations
    • 230 QSOs
  • Grampians VKFF-213
    • 45 activations
    • 592 QSOs
  • Greater Bendigo VKFF-623
    • 11 ctivations
    • 193 QOs
  • Hattah-Kulyne VKFF-231
    • 13 activations
    • 194 QSOs
  • Heathcote Graytown VKFF-624
    • 13 activations
    • 243 QSOs
  • Kara Kara VKFF-629
    • 12 activations
    • 289 QSOs
  • Kinglake VKFF-264
    • 17 activations
    • 230 QSOs
  • Lake Eildon VKFF-625
    • 7 activations
    • 77 QSOs
  • Lind VKFF-287
    • 7 activations
    • 105 QSOs
  • Little Desert VKFF-291
    • 14 activations
    • 425 QSos
  • Lower Glenelg VKFF-296
    • 16 activations
    • 229 QSOs
  • Mitchell River VKFF-321
    • 7 activations
    • 143 QSos
  • Mornington Peninsula VKFF-333
    • 9 activations
    • 90 QSOs
  • Morwell VKFF-626
    • 17 activations
    • 72 QSOs
  • Mount Buffalo VKFF-339
    • 14 activations
    • 218 QOSs
  • Mt Eccles VKFF-345
    • 11 activations
    • 255 QSOs
  • Mt Richmond VKFF-361
    • 12 activations
    • 351 QSOs
  • Murray Sunset VKFF-373
    • 14 activations
    • 247 QSOs
  • Great Otway VKFF-405
    • 11 activations
    • 244 QSOs
  • Organ Pipes VKFF-627
    • 13 activations
    • 185 QSOs
  • Point Nepean VKFF-628
    • 10 activations
    • 107 QSOs
  • Port Campbell VKFF-420
    • 10 activations
    • 228 QOs
  • Snowy River VKFF-455
    • 8 activations
    • 183 QSOs
  • Tarra Bulga VKFF-480
    • 8 activations
    • 148 QSOs
  • Terrick Terrick VKFF-630
    • 14 activations
    • 270 QSOs
  • The Lakes VKFF-484
    • 11 activations
    • 192 QSOs
  • Wilsons Promontory VKFF-539
    • 11activations
    • 118 QSOs
  • Wyperfeld VKFF-549
    • 12 activations
    • 194 QSOs
  • Yarra Ranges, VKFF-556
    • 34 activations
    • 731 QSOs

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