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Restoring the Coorong and Limestone Coast

A new project has been launched to restore the health of Coorong and the Limestone Coast to help protect the area’s unique wildlife and habitat.

 

Our Coorong I Our Coast project aims to improve fragile ecosystems along the Coorong and Limestone Coast to support bird populations

Over $3.25 million will be invested over five years to improve fragile ecosystems in the Coorong and Limestone Coast to support bird populations.

The Coorong is a national treasure, and a Ramsar site of international significance particularly for migratory shorebirds and endangered resident species.

The project will develop an action plan, which will include more bird monitoring programs, revegetation plans, fire program as well as fox control program to protect vulnerable beach nesting birds.

The local Aboriginal community will have an active role in the project, ensuring the protection and enhancement of cultural values in the area.

The project will deliver actions that will provide benefits not only to our environment, but also to the economy and, most importantly, to the community.

The project – Our Coorong I Our Coast - is supported by the South East Natural Resource Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, in partnership with Friends of Shorebirds South East and Birdlife Australia.

For more information visit: https://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/southeast/projects/our-current-projects/Our_Coorong_Our_Coast