Monthly Archives: February 2018

One of the Growling Grass Frogs discovered at Clyde Bank

Threatened frogs hopping back from the brink in Gippsland Lakes

A rare discovery of two new sites with resident Growling Grass Frogs in the Gippsland Lakes has delighted ecologists. With the population of the threatened frogs estimated at only 40 to 60 individuals in the Gippsland Lakes area, the finding has been heralded as a clear indicator that conservation efforts are having a significant impact.

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More Funding for Gippsland Lakes

Today almost $5 million in projects were announced to protect and enhance the iconic Gippsland Lakes. The funding boost would help deliver a range of projects to protect the health of local waterways. Four integrated programs worth $4.717 million were announced including: These programs will directly involve 22 regional delivery partners including the Traditional Owners

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Bittern

2018 Community Grant Recipients

Five projects have been funded in the 2017-2018 community grants worth $252,683 . These projects complement projects funded by the Victorian State Government to be implemented across the Lakes. The projects are Australian Pelican as a platform for citizen science and drought refuge studies – Birdlife Australia Surveys will continue to monitor abundance and diversity

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Pelicans

Join the first ever Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count

The very first Great Pelican Count will be held across the Gippsland Lakes on Sunday, 8 April 2018. According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland, the Great Pelican Count is a fantastic opportunity to get out with family and friends and enjoy the Lakes while contributing important monitoring data. “We’re calling

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