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.
- work to save endangered freshwater fish
- rescuing freshwater turtles from tubeworm infestation
- restoring key vegetation in the region
- collecting seeds and planting native seagrass Ruppia tuberosa in the Coorong South Lagoon.
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.
- protecting the region's plants and animals
- what to do if you find a pest or weed in the Coorong or Lower Lakes
- pest plant and animal control.