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New guide for safe boating with the Burrunan Dolphin

Have you picked up your go to guide for information about the Gippsland Lakes? The Marine Mammal Foundation has developed a new booklet for boaters with information, stories and details of boating regulations particularly around the local and endangered Burrunan Dolphin. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb of the Marine Mammal Foundation said she was excited to be

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Martin Potts-1717

Calling wetlands home

Across the Gippsland Lakes there are over 30,000 ha of fringing wetlands. These wetlands are home to native wildlife and a feeding ground for migratory shorebirds. But what if, in a changing climate, these wetlands can become even more critical to our region’s environment? That’s the vision of Greening Australia’s Marty Potts and the Gippsland Lakes Wetlands Project. “ These wetlands provide a refuge for birds

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Bridled gobi

Marine life in the Gippsland Lakes

Friends of Beware Reef; a small volunteer group, are full swing into photographing the underwater world of the Gippsland Lakes after receiving a 2017 Gippsland Lakes Community Grant. The grant is for a twelve month project to establish a photo database of all marine fish and invertebrates found during dive surveys in the Gippsland Lakes. Surveys

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Deb sullivan Birdlife

Foxes on the run

As a ground nesting and feeding bird there are enough dangers in life already without the threat of a fox eating your eggs, your babies or even you. To have survived pressures such as habitat loss and native predators only to have a newly hatched baby bird run down by a fox is a pressure

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Ron Paynter

Taking the long view

WHEN Ron Paynter throws a line into the Gippsland Lakes, he wants to know that he hasn’t done anything to harm the world-renowned aquatic ecosystem. With decades of memories from holidays around the Lakes, Ron has an emotional connection that makes his geographic link all the more important. Little Moe River and Bear Creek run

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