Ramsar Nomination - Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Wetland Complex
In January 2014, the State Government announced at a community function in Nelson that Glenelg Hopkins CMA will use its winnings from the Australian Riverprize to complete the necessary listing documentation to nominate the Glenelg Estuary as the next Victorian Ramsar site.
Listing of the Glenelg Estuary and Long Swamp area as a new Ramsar site provides benefits in protecting highly significant wetland values, raising the profile of the wetlands and increasing the level of support for the use of this area. Additional benefits include enhancing tourism and contributing to wider local and regional economic sustainability.
Project Manager and all enquiries to:
Gavin Prentice Glenelg Hopkins CMA,
Phone: +61 03 5571 2526 | Email: email@example.com
Please click on the headings below for further information on the Ramsar nomination process and what it means for the community:
1.1 What is a Ramsar wetland?
1.2 Why list the site?
1.3 The nomination process
2.1 Who manages the site?
2.2 What does it mean for communities and landholders?
2.3 Positives from listing a Ramsar site
2.4 Limitations of the Ramsar process
2.5 Indigenous cultural values
Glenelg River Wetlands
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International recognition for Glenelg Ramsar
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A Collaborative Approach for Ramsar Nomination
In January 2014, the Victorian government announced at a community event in Nelson that the Glenelg Hopkins CMA would use its winnings from the Australian Riverprize to complete the necessary listing documentation to nominate the Glenelg Estuary and Long Swamp complex as the next Victorian Ramsar site.