Category Archives: Gippsland Lakes

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Citizen scientists – our Pelicans need you!

The Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count is back on Sunday, 11 April 2021 and you can be involved.   According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland this year’s count is more important than ever.  “Last year’s Great Pelican Count had to be cancelled with late notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions

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Aussie birds need you!

Gippslanders are encouraged to download the Aussie Bird Count app and record their backyard bird sightings between 19 and 25 October.   East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s NRM Project Manager, Sean Phillipson, said BirdLife Australia is an important partner in works happening around the Gippsland Lakes.   “BirdLife Australia is involved in some really great works around the Gippsland Lakes,” explained Sean. “From the

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Creating habitat for threatened species

Threatened Species Day, on Monday 7 September, is a great opportunity to reflect on how much habitat has been created and protected for threatened species across the Gippsland Lakes catchment. Greening Australia, project manager, Martin Potts, said the Gippsland Lakes catchment was home to many important species. “Through funding from the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee,

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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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