Protecting unique plants and animals’

The Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region is an internationally important wetland. It is home to a diverse range of wetland ecosystems, habitats and bird, fish and plant species.

In recent years, challenging conditions have allowed other species to invade areas where they were historically absent - salt water species such as tubeworms have become more common in the lakes as salinity has risen.

There are a number of projects underway to help restore habitat, while others seek to protect important native animals until conditions in the region improve.

Projects include:

These projects will ensure the conservation of these animals. Critical captive breeding programs are successfully breeding highly threatened fish in order to restore them once conditions in the region improve.

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