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    Maccas on the move: spawning success in the Murrumbidgee

    We are so fortunate to have high calibre researchers like Prue McGuffie working along our River of Carbon – Upper Bidgee River reach. Prue is a Macquarie Perch specialist, and over the last few months has been paddling up and down the Upper Murrumbidgee to gain a greater understanding about this special fish. Prue’s work […]

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    Bush birds respond to environmental water in Murray

    There’s fresh hope for woodland bird populations thanks to environmental water. The latest research, focusing on wetlands in southern NSW, shows that woodland birds are responding to environmental water by feeding and – most importantly – breeding in nearby bushland.

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    Follow that frog - in the Lachlan valley

    When the creeks run dry and the temperature rises, where do all the frogs go?

    Amphibians are among the first animals to respond when water arrives in a wetland. Their croaking chorus creates a din that can be heard kilometres away. But how do inland frogs survive Australia’s hot dry summers when running water can all but disappear?

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    Working together to support native fish

    The science behind water management is helping to provide healthy habitat capable of sustaining native fish throughout their lifetime. Environmental water is a key component of this process with promising outcomes in Murrumbidgee rivers and wetlands.

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    Hopkins Wetlands

    The Glenelg Hopkins catchment has more than 5,400 wetlands, covering 73,000 ha or three per cent of the region’s area. This represents 14 per cent of Victoria’s total area of wetlands and 44 per cent of the state’s total number of wetlands.

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    Waterway Management Masterclass and Twinning Project

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA is currently running a Waterway Management Twinning Program. The program pairs river management professionals from across south-eastern Australia with the purpose of collaborating to deliver world class river protection and rehabilitation projects.

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    Glenelg Ramsar

    The Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay is Victoria and Australia’s newest Ramsar site – Glenelg Ramsar. This provides benefits in protecting highly significant wetland values, raising the profile of the wetlands and increasing the level of support for the use of this area. Additional benefits include enhancing tourism and contributing to wider local and regional economic sustainability.

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    Native Dog Swamp: where cattle droving and bird watching meet

    We are so fortunate to have high calibre researchers like Prue McGuffie working along our River of Carbon – Upper Bidgee River reach. Prue is a Macquarie Perch specialist, and over the last few months has been paddling up and down the Upper Murrumbidgee to gain a greater understanding about this special fish. Prue’s work […]

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    A day in the life of a MuDFReaCk

    We are so fortunate to have high calibre researchers like Prue McGuffie working along our River of Carbon – Upper Bidgee River reach. Prue is a Macquarie Perch specialist, and over the last few months has been paddling up and down the Upper Murrumbidgee to gain a greater understanding about this special fish. Prue’s work […]