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Frogs are counting on you

With dry conditions in wetlands around the Gippsland Lakes helping our local frogs couldn’t be more vital – and you can play a role in helping them by taking part in Australia biggest frog count. This week is FrogID week which aims to collect frog calls from across Australia to enable frog populations to be

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Rainforest project provides endless flow on effects for local students

Tucked away behind Nagle College’s Bairnsdale Campus at the bottom of a steep, meandering path you will find a hidden treasure, in the form of Nagle College Landcare Rainforest Project. Broken into three separate areas, this unique project is the brain child of Nagle College Science Teacher and Landcare Coordinator, Andrea Savage, who has spent

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Gippsland community keeps ‘Loving their Lakes’

More than $270,000 has been allocated to nine projects aimed at improving the health of the iconic Gippsland Lakes. Dr Peter Veenker, Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee (GLCC) Co-Chair, said he was pleased the committee had been able to support eight groups and organisations through funding from the Victorian State Government. “These community grants have been

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More adult Terns but fewer fledglings in the Lakes

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has been monitoring the numbers of endangered small Terns on the Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers every year for many years. For the first time in the history of its annual program, DELWP contracted the resources of volunteer group, BirdLife Australia to carry out this season’s

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Gippsland Lakes pelican’s 700km journey

One of 25 pelicans banded in the Gippsland Lakes as part of a BirdLife Australia Pelican project has been spotted more than 700km away in northern NSW’s Great Lakes. BirdLife Australia’s Project Manager, Deb Sullivan, said that the bird wearing the red and white leg band numbered 217 was banded as a fledgeling bird in

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