Collaboration to build character of Ramsar Wetlands

North West NSW is home to the Ramsar listed Gwydir wetlands which are recognised locally, nationally and internationally, supporting significant colonial waterbird breeding. The purpose of this project is to reduce threatening processes impacting the wetlands and contribute to the recovery actions of the population of the endangered Australasian bittern.

In partnership with landholders within the targeted upstream and surrounding areas the project will improve ground cover management, improved grazing and cropping practices and monitoring and control of invasive species. The project will raise awareness of the Australasian bittern and its habitat requirements. Along with these actions, community awareness and landholder knowledge will be increased through one-on-one advice, events, and media.

Australasian bittern photo by Matt Herring
Photo by Matt Herring

This project commenced in July 2019 and will conclude in June 2023 and is supported by Local Land Services through funding by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Project contact: Leonie Coleman 0448 475 838

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