Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dolphin calves

Love our lakes on World Wildlife Day

Gippslanders and visitors are being urged to do their bit to protect native animals in and around the Gippsland Lakes in the lead up to World Wildlife Day on Friday 3 March. C0-Chair of the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee, Angus Hume, said everyone could play a part in protecting wildlife, and small changes to behaviour

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Gippsland Lakes Community Grants Open

Community grants are now open for groups to undertake environment projects to improve the health of our iconic Gippsland Lakes. Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing today announced a total of $500,000 in funding available for this round of grants, with requirements that larger grant amounts include a high proportion of on-ground works. The Community

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Pelicans_reduced size

Pelican Island sand nourishment project a great success!

Sand renourishment and revegetation works that were undertaken in 2015 and 2016 to improve the habitat values for migratory birds on Pelican Island in the Gippsland Lakes is starting to pay dividends for the population of Fairy Tern and Little Terns. Pelican Island had experienced a loss in low level beach areas over the past

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Boole Pool_reduced size

Celebrating wetlands for disaster risk reduction.

As lovers of our Lakes, we know that wetlands play a number of important roles in the ecological health and recreational richness of our communities. World Wetlands Day, celebrated every year on February 2, promotes global awareness about the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet, and marks the date of the adoption of

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