Frogs and other fauna

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Particular species require tailored management strategies to promote breeding and create conditions in which they can thrive.

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    Tracking a feathery tale - feather mapping

    The humble feather has a story to tell and staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to tell it. A new research project aims to build a ‘feather map’ to track waterbird movement around Australia. And they need your help!

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    Coastal Connections

    The Coastal Connections project is working with community groups, Indigenous trainees and private land managers to protect and restore coastal, estuarine and wetland habitat.

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    Bitterns boom in border wetlands

    Bitterns are booming in wetlands along the Murray River. Scientists estimate upwards of 200 Australasian bitterns are currently nesting in the Barmah-Millewa forest, enjoying the benefits of environmental water.

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    Landholders protect endangered frog

    Endangered frogs can thank landholders for their survival in far south-west NSW. Just a few kilometres from the South Australian border, on the Murray River, two landholders are managing their wetlands specifically for the protection of the southern bell frog.

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    Norman's Lagoon, East Albury

    Close to the heart of Albury, Norman’s Lagoon is a billabong on the Murray River floodplain which once contained clear water, high-quality diverse aquatic vegetation and significant native fish populations. The 2001-2009 drought caused a decline in the health of the Lagoon, however, a recent partnership between AlburyCity and Murray LLS has focused attention on the wetland’s restoration, a major priority for biodiversity conservation in the Albury area.

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    Building a stronger wetland food web

    What do tadpoles eat? It may seem a simple question, but the answer could play an important role in deciding when and how often local wetlands receive water.

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    Helping Threatened Frogs in the Murray region

    The humble feather has a story to tell and staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to tell it. A new research project aims to build a ‘feather map’ to track waterbird movement around Australia. Volunteers have heeded the call and are now collecting feathers to be analysed by a team […]

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    Can a bird say 'cheese'?

    A network of remote surveillance cameras is providing new insights into wetland health and animal behaviour in the Gwydir valley.

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    Feathered frenzy at Yanga wetlands

    The humble feather has a story to tell and staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to tell it. A new research project aims to build a ‘feather map’ to track waterbird movement around Australia. Volunteers have heeded the call and are now collecting feathers to be analysed by a team […]

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    Water rats return after environmental water

    The humble feather has a story to tell and staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to tell it. A new research project aims to build a ‘feather map’ to track waterbird movement around Australia. Volunteers have heeded the call and are now collecting feathers to be analysed by a team […]