Category Archives: Gippsland Lakes

Terns return to Gippsland Lakes

Bird researchers are excited to report the first sightings of Small Terns in the Gippsland Lakes this year signalling their return to breed in the internationally recognised wetland. Small Terns are important visitors to the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar site with these long distance travellers flying in from northern Australia and further afield. “The first sightings

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Lakes’ Sea-eagle project set to fly

Spring is breeding season for the majestic White-bellied Sea-eagles in the Gippsland Lakes and this year it’s also time for a once in a decade survey to track the vulnerable species over the long term. As part of the Love Our Lakes program DEECA, in partnership with BirdLife Australia, is monitoring White-bellied Sea-eagle populations. “White-bellied

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Annual Report showcases managing the Lakes together

The 2022-23 Gippsland Lakes Annual Report is now available highlighting the activities completed, partnerships in action and investment into the projects improving the health of the Ramsar Listed Gippsland Lakes.  “We would like to commend all the people involved in this outstanding effort,” said Glenys Watts, Chair of the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee. “Working together

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Inspired Landcarers loving our Lakes

Landcare is an inspired movement that has transformed landscapes. This National Landcare Week, we pay tribute to Landcarers everywhere – especially those working for the health of the Gippsland Lakes. Local landcarers shone in the recent round of the Gippsland Lakes Coordination Committee’s Community Grants with three Landcare groups being empowered to deliver four projects

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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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