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Category Archives: Gippsland Lakes

Beyonce’s Baby, Ebony & Ivory – latest addition to Lakes’ dolphins

Just in time for Endangered Species Day on 19 May, results from seasonal monitoring of the Gippsland Lakes’ critically endangered Burrunan dolphin population reveal not one but three new calves have joined the population. The Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF) team undertakes four surveys per year. Each season they spend two weeks monitoring and recording the

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Native fish released at Macleod Morass

Native Dwarf Galaxias fish may be small, but they are mighty important to the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site. That’s why we have just released 900 into the freshwater wetland of Macleod Morass. The exciting event is part of the Love Our Lakes ‘Improving the wetlands of Jones Bay and Lake King’ project that aims to

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Nicholson River Landcare Group

Grants Open For Gippsland Lakes Environment Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering local community groups to improve habitats, protect native wildlife and help preserve internationally significant wetlands in the Gippsland Lakes. Minister for Water Harriet Shing opened a new round of the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Community Grants today, with over $137,000 to share across successful projects. These grants provide funding

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Breeding flush

Another Great Pelican Count

Results are in and, on a sunny Sunday In April, around 100 humans recorded 1,135 pelicans in 30 minutes for the annual Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count. Citizen scientists gathered at 77 locations to raise their binoculars for the environment recording 476 more pelicans than in 2021 and 500 more than the previous count held

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Pelican at sunrise © Deb Sullivan

Pelican lovers unite for the annual count

REGISTER NOW   This is a huge shout out to pelican lovers of all ages and abilities across the Gippsland Lakes to become part of history as you contribute information to help conserve Australian Pelicans. The BirdLife Australia Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count is on Sunday 10 April from 11.30am – 12 noon and everyone

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