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Landcare Victoria Inc. supports call for Andrews Government to act decisively on feral deer

An open letter, coordinated by the Victorian National Parks Association, calling for a strong and effective feral deer management strategy for Victoria has been signed by over 90 Landcare organisations (including LVI), leading ecologists, agricultural groups and a range of other affected organisations and groups from across the state.

The open letter, titled ‘Controlling deer in Victoria‘ was sent to Minsters Jaclyn Symes, Lily D’Ambrosio and Lisa Neville, in support of a strong and effective deer management strategy for Victoria.

To read the recent VNPA media release and review the full open letter go to - https://vnpa.org.au/call-for-andrews-government-to-act-decisively-on-feral-deer/

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