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Supporting saltmarsh recovery on Tasmania’s east coast

At Apsley Marshes/Moulting Lagoon, an iconic wetland complex on Tasmania’s east coast, NRM South is supporting research into how saltmarshes that have become degraded after decades of grazing can recover. Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes are internationally significant Ramsar wetlands. They provide critical habitat for migratory birds, support a local

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MEDIA RELEASE: Drawing on local knowledge to restore internationally significant Tasmanian wetlands

Looking into the past is providing clues for future management of important wetlands in Tasmania’s south east. A four-year Australian Government funded project is working to improve the ecological condition of Apsley Marshes and Moulting Lagoon – two internationally important wetlands that serve as critical feeding areas for migratory birds

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World Wetlands Day – celebrating 50 years

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, and this year marks 50 years since the signing of the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran (World Wetlands Day). Wetlands are some of the most productive habitats on the planet. They are an essential part of the global water cycle and provide

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Project sign-off for Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes

NRM South is excited to announce the approval of our most recent project funded under the Regional Landcare Partnerships program: ‘Improving the Ecological Character of the Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes Ramsar Sites’. Situated at the northern end of Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s east coast, Moulting Lagoon and the

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Back on solid ground – Ramsar restoration at Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon

It’s a well-known fact that water will always find a way. In the case of Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon, it was finding its way from multiple sources in the township of Sorell across to Miena Park, where it was causing extensive erosion issues. It was in 2015 that Paul Gray, NRM

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Next stop , Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon

It’s a major stopover for tourists travelling the East Asian- Australasian flyway but unless you’re one of them, such as the Eastern Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit or Red-necked Stint, you may not have heard of it. These feathered tourists fly up to 25,000 kilometres every year from the northern hemisphere to

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