Long-term changes to water levels in Thirlmere Lakes
CES researchers have found that serious declines in water levels in the three Thirlmere Lakes are the result of coal mining operations. ...
Arid field season off to a roaring start in 2016
The 2016 field season has kicked off with a big start for researchers in the Landscape Ecology group at the CES. This March they have two field trips of 3-5 weeks to arid regions of Australia. You can read updates on these trips here ...
Platypus Conservation Initiative
There is mounting evidence that populations are declining due to multiple stressors, including habitat loss and fragmentation and poor river management ...
Feather Map of Australia
A joint research project between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the University of NSW (UNSW), we are enlisting “citizen scientists” to gather bird feathers from inland wetlands. ...
Improving technologies for inland aquaculture in Papua New Guinea
Collaborating farmers with Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) produced using better management practices disseminated by the ACIAR project team ...

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2016 Waterbird Survey

The aerial survey team are currently conducting 34th annual waterbird survey of eastern Australia surveying all major wetland sites in the Murray-Darling Basin and other sites in the Riverina for waterbirds. The project is supported by all eastern State conservation agencies and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Blogs will be added to the map below as the survey team travels. Click on a survey route to read the blog post.

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