Philip Clark Ingamells was a legend in conservation circles and a tireless campaigner for parks and nature. We all owe him a great debt of gratitude for his work. Nature in Victoria is better for his efforts, and we are all the wiser.
Memorable highlights of Phil’s time with VNPA
- A successful but long-and-hard-fought campaign to remove cattle grazing from the Alpine National Park (not once but twice)
- Resisting the seemingly endless development proposals in our national parks’ estate
- Fending off development proposals for Wilsons Prom in the 1990s, and again in 2012
- Pushing government to control the feral animals destroying Alpine habitats
- Tackling the difficult issue of fire management in our landscapes
The Victorian National Parks Association has setup a celebration of Phil’s contribution HERE, with an open invitation to share your memories and thoughts of Phil.