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WWD 2017 in Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia

For WWD 2017, Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia (www.wetlands.org.au) partnered with diverse organisations at three separate events to highlight the role of wetlands in disaster risk reduction, as well as the important values of wetlands. Our team participated in three conferences and workshops in Newcastle, Sydney and Perth where 250 participants learnt about community-government partnerships for wetlands, aquatic invertebrate identification, the crisis facing migratory shorebirds, and climate risk and adaptation, amongst others. Dry weather over our southern summer at the Hunter Wetlands Centre has seen freshwater wetlands disappearing and impacting on our Ramsar wetland value as a refuge and breeding colony for nesting egrets.

                                           

 

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