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Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan

The Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan was approved by the Victorian Government in January 2016. The Plan will now be submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval and then presented to the International Ramsar Convention for final approval. The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority was responsible for developing the Plan on behalf of the

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Crescent Island

Sand nourishment work at Pelican Island

Sand nourishment work to improve the habitat values for migratory birds and mitigate erosion on Pelican (Baxter) Island (south of Nungurner) and at Crescent Island (Bunga Arm) have now been completed. Both Pelican and Crescent Islands had experienced a loss on beach areas over the past decade and the sand nourishment work will increase the

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Video – Gippsland Lakes are precious and important

The Gippsland Lakes are recognised and protected internationally under the Ramsar Convention, mainly for their importance to migratory waterbirds, but also for many other environmental features. This video explains the importance of the Gippsland Lakes and why we value them so much. For more videos please check out

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