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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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Pelican 217 at Soldiers Point in NSW

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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All hands on deck to protect Eagle Point

More than 100 students from Eagle Point Primary School got their hands dirty helping to protect Eagle Point Reserve over the past week. The students planted native species as part of a Gippsland Lakes restoration project. Tom Crook, Gippsland Plains Conservation Management Network (GPCMN) programs manager, said the 40-hectare site adjoining the silt jetties faces

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2019_GPC_Bairnsdale Scouts In the Bairnsdale Scout group photo there's (left to right) Jack Hebbard (8), Bryce Mullens (10), Carol Mullens, Judy Hird and Bruce Hird. + me (Mat Steph

Pelican lovers count!

More than 200 people across 92 locations, took part in the Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count on Sunday, 7 April. BirdLife Australia Project Manager, Deb Sullivan said she was thrilled with the number of participants at this year’s count. “We’re still waiting on some of our survey forms, but at this stage, there were more than

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