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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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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Celebrate World Wetlands Day on the Avon

As lovers of the Gippsland Lakes, we know that wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else. World Wetlands Day, celebrated every year on February 2, promotes global awareness about the importance of wetlands for humanity and the

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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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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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