The Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site is one of twelve wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention in Victoria and is recognised for its significant coastal wetland values and features, including vital habitat for migratory bird species. The Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site supports other crucial ecosystem services including nationally and internationally threatened wetland species, waterbird breeding and fish spawning sites. The Gippsland Lakes are also an important tourism destination for the region, supporting commercial and recreational fisheries, boating, camping and general visitation activities.
The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is renewing the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan. The Plan establishes the framework for the maintenance of the site’s unique ecological character through conservation and wise use.
Learn more about the Ramsar site, the current management plan and how you can get involved.