Piccaninnie Ponds

This year is not only the 50th anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, but is also the first year in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.I was invited by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, to explore...

Over the years at NGT we've worked on wetland restoration investigations and implemented projects at wide range of wetland types. If you have been following these stories for some time, you will have seen how valuable digital elevation data (a Digital Elevation Model or DEM,...

[caption id="attachment_18258" align="alignright" width="200"] Silver Xenica (Source: J Tuck)[/caption] The Silver Xenica Oreixenica lathoniella herceus is a small native butterfly, occurring in cool climate regions across South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. The species prefers open grassy woodland habitats and requires specific grass host plants during their...

The first of many working bees occurred within the Ramsar-listed Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park recently, whereby the Mt Gambier Friends of Parks group helped to create additional habitat through our Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project. This region-wide project (being run by Nature Glenelg Trust on...

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