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Category Archives: Gippsland Lakes

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Gippsland Lakes pelican spotted at Brisbane Port

One of the banded Pelicans from the Gippsland Lakes has been spotted at the port in Brisbane, meaning it has travelled more than 1,600 kilometres.  Birdlife Australia Project Manager, Deb Sullivan, said the sighting was another exciting milestone in the project.  “We started banding Pelicans in the Gippsland Lakes in 2018,” explained Deb. “Since this time, we’ve had citizen scientists recording

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Partnership project sees frog population boom

More than 100 bell frog tadpoles have been found recently at new wetland sites constructed in partnership with Greening Australia, local landholders, and West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.   The project to construct the wetlands, funded by the Victorian State Government for the health of the Gippsland Lakes, aims to improve the vegetation and health of the fringing wetland Lakes and provide much-needed habitat

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Festival of the Lakes postponed

Festival of the Lakes at Lakes Entrance during April has been postponed due to risks around COVID 19 after rapidly changing events over the last week. Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Chair, Peter Jennings OAM, said while they were disappointed to be postponing the event, he was heartened by the response to the event. “It’s clear

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Huge line up at Festival of the Lakes

 The dynamic and fascinating Gippsland Lakes environment will be explored at a one-day event at the Lakes Entrance foreshore on Saturday, 4 April 2020.  The Festival of the Lakes 2020 presented by the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee and partners will include expert presenters and stallholders covering topics from personal action and responsibility through to discoveries of rare species in and around the

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Register for the Great Pelican Count

  The third annual Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count will be held at 11.30 am to 12 noon on Sunday, 5 April at locations all around the Gippsland Lakes.   According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland, nearly 200 people participated in Victoria’s first Great Pelican Count in April 2019.  “We’re hoping

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