News - Threatened Species

Orange-bellied Parrots return to the Bellarine

22 May 2020

In exciting news for twitchers (bird watchers) everywhere, an Orange-bellied Parrot was sighted last month on the Bellarine Peninsula. The critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot is one of only...

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Planting trees to give Barwon River fish a helping hand

15 July 2019

Over 40 local recreational anglers braved wet and windy conditions last Saturday to help revegetate the Barwon River. Thousands of native trees, shrubs and grasses were planted on the banks of the lower...

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Managing pests to help Orange-bellied Parrots on the Bellarine Peninsula

3 June 2019

The critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot will have improved winter feeding grounds on the Bellarine Peninsula and Avalon Foreshore this year, thanks to a pest control project supported by Corangamite...

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Fishway achievements presented at international conference

19 December 2018

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is one of the threatened species benefiting from improved fish passage in the coastal streams of the Corangamite CMA region. Denis Lovric, Manager Water...

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How can we help you?

21 November 2018

I recently had the pleasure of joining one of our fantastic staff, Jess Lill, on a farm visit that highlighted just how the CCMA works with farmers in our region to help them to look after their land...

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Out and about with Geelong Field Naturalists Club

9 March 2018

As part of our Plains Tender Program we have been conducting fauna surveys with the help of the Geelong Field Naturalists Club (GFNC) over the past two years. Juvenile Eastern Brown Snake - Sheoaks,...

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VVP in colour

9 February 2018

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! The Victorian Volcanic Plains come to life in spring and to show how amazing the wildflowers, plants and animals are on the basalt plains, the Corangamite CMA is running...

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Fish find a way….. back home.

10 January 2018

Thousands of migrating fish are making their way through the Barwon River's lower tidal barrage fishway.  As part of the statewide VEFMAP program looking at the responses of aquatic systems in response...

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Curdies and Gellibrand Estuary Management Plans

11 December 2017

The Corangamite CMA has prepared Estuary Management Plans (EMPs) for two iconic estuaries in the region’s southwest - the Curdies and Gellibrand. Through a collaborative process and with the...

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Endangered orchid's journey of recovery

18 September 2017

It’s been a long journey for staff and volunteers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to save the Dwarf Spider-orchid (Caladenia pumila). Two...

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