NGT presents national wetland restoration seminar to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands

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 both of these themes as part of a monthly seminar series they have hosted this year to mark these important anniversaries.

My seminar provided an opportunity to share restoration insights of NGT’s work and projects at different stages of development across five Ramsar sites and spanning three states of south-eastern Australia. The case studies encompassed the Piccaninnie Ponds Karst Wetlands (SA), Long Swamp within the Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay (Vic), Big Marsh in Port Phillip Bay (Vic) and the Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes Ramsar sites (Tas).

The full seminar was recorded live and can be viewed below.


This presentation formed part of the Ramsar 50th Anniversary Seminar Series hosted by the Australian Government. The session was introduced and facilitated by Kathy Eyles from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australian Government.

Mark Bachmann