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Rainforest project provides endless flow on effects for local students

Tucked away behind Nagle College’s Bairnsdale Campus at the bottom of a steep, meandering path you will find a hidden treasure, in the form of Nagle College Landcare Rainforest Project. Broken into three separate areas, this unique project is the brain child of Nagle College Science Teacher and Landcare Coordinator, Andrea Savage, who has spent

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Gippsland community keeps ‘Loving their Lakes’

More than $270,000 has been allocated to nine projects aimed at improving the health of the iconic Gippsland Lakes. Dr Peter Veenker, Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee (GLCC) Co-Chair, said he was pleased the committee had been able to support eight groups and organisations through funding from the Victorian State Government. “These community grants have been

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Citizen science

A little citizen science has helped identify rarely seen male dolphins in the Gippsland Lakes. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb and her team from the Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF) visit the area every season as part of ongoing research and monitoring of the dolphin population in the Lakes system. “The Gippsland Lakes support a resident population of

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Burrunan Dolphins

Dolphins on the move

An influx in dolphins to the Gippsland Lakes over winter might give the impression that ‘they’re everywhere’ but there is only a resident population of 63 Burrunan dolphins in the Gippsland Lakes. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb, and her team from the Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF), visit the Gippsland Lakes for a 10-day period once a season

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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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