Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update July 2013

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2013

Issue No. 23, July 2013

ISSN 1446-4843


Monitoring, research and trials of new approaches are helping us learn more about Australia's wetlands and how to manage them. Community groups, non-governmental organisations, researchers, land holders and governments are all involved.

In this edition of Wetlands Australia several of these groups share their experiences of wetland research, management, restoration and community action.

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Cover and contents (PDF - 1.28 MB)

Wetland restoration and conservation (PDF - 1.24 MB)

  • Protecting habitat of international significance for shorebirds at Observation Point
  • The return of threatened native fish to South Australia's Lower Lakes
  • Wimmera wetlands shine through drought, fire and floods
  • Baselines and discoveries - Coastal 20 Wetlands Project

Aquatic plant restoration (PDF - 711.43 KB)

  • Seagrass making a comeback
  • Seagrass translocation in the Coorong
  • Restoring the sedge and reed bed habitats of the Lower Lakes in South Australia

Managing environmental water for wetlands (PDF - 602.06 KB)

  • Environmental water into the Macquarie Marshes - building resilience
  • To intervene or not intervene - the value of environmental water during drought

Wetland management tools (PDF - 1.14 MB)

  • WetlandCare Australia's Wetland Assessment Technique - a practical tool for natural resource managers & landholders alike
  • Connectivity and the landscape
  • Guidelines and template for preparing a wetland management plan

Monitoring and research (PDF - 1.38 MB)

  • Research team uncovers productivity of northern floodplains
  • Volunteering - making wetlands research possible
  • Researching the ecosystem impacts from acid sulfate soils in the Coorong, and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Wetland Ramsar site
  • Zooplankton in Lakes Alexandrina and Albert
  • 6th Lake Eyre Basin Conference, Port Augusta 17 - 19 September 2013

Community action (PDF - 1.53 MB)

  • KNYA - new relationships between Ngarrindjeri and the South Australian Government
  • Win-win for wildlife and water
  • Restoring Tuppal Creek - a community and government partnership
  • 20th anniversary of Moreton Bay Ramsar site
  • Conserving Cabbage Tree Bay - community, co-operation, communication, collaboration
  • Australian Wetland Network - engaging NGOs in conservation and wise use of wetlands
  • Anstey-Keane Dampland, Bush Forever Site 342 and part of Jandakot Regional Park, WA
  • Everyone's Environment grants promote environmental improvement in Queensland

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