Bringing Back the Bunyip Bird Australasian Bittern Conservation Summit 2022

Bringing Back the Bunyip Bird - Australasian Bittern Conservation Summit 2023

After delays due to COVID-19, Bringing Back the Bunyip Bird: Australasian Bittern Summit 2023 is back!

Riverina Local Land Services is hosting the Australasian Bittern Summit 2023 in Leeton NSW on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 – Friday, 3 February 2023.

The Summit is a unique opportunity to connect with scientists, conservationists, wetland managers, birdwatchers and farmers who share a passion for the iconic Australasian Bittern.

This is the first time such a conference has been held and is an amazing opportunity to see and hear about all things Bittern.

The conference includes an interesting and engaging program with unique tours to the key Bittern wetlands of the Riverina including the internationally recognised Fivebough Wetland and Bittern-friendly rice crops.

Expert speakers from across Australia and New Zealand will cover a range of topics, including innovative monitoring methods, wetland management and Bittern-friendly rice.

Bitterns are considered a flagship species for encouraging and promoting healthy wetland management. There are many projects currently being undertaken to improve the long-term outlook for this species.

The Summit will bring together all those interested in this curious bird. The event is an opportunity to find out what is happening and what can be done in the future for the long-term survival of the species.

Download and read the conference registration pack PDF, 2031.42 KB for more information.

Our event partners and supporters

SunRice (Event partner) Coleambally Irrigation Cooperative Limited (Silver) Murray Irrigation Limited (Silver) Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited (Silver) Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (Bronze) Murray Darling Basin Authority (Bronze) Agrifutures (Bronze) Rice Growers Association of Australia (Bronze) Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group (Bronze) Charles Sturt University (Bronze) Yenda Producers (Field trip) Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Field trip) Leeton Shire Council (Field trip).

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