Peel-Yalgorup System Ramsar Technical Advisory Group discuss big issues at annual meeting


Members of the Ramsar Technical Advisory Group.
Members of the Ramsar Technical Advisory Group.

PEEL-Yalgorup System Ramsar Technical Advisory Group (TAG) members came together for their annual meeting.

The dedicated wetlands group has been going for 11 years, with members full of enthusiasm and a broad range of initiatives underway.

The 26,500ha Peel-Yalgorup wetland system, including the estuary and lakes in the Yalgorup National Park, are designated wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

Topics discussed at the annual meeting related to the management and monitoring of this complex and significant site.

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The Peel-Yalgorup System Ramsar Technical Advisory Group involves 27 stakeholder organisations who work collaboratively to manage the wetland system.

Senior Bindjareb Elder Harry Nannup opened the meeting by welcoming the group to Noongar country.

Mr Nannup emphasised how keen he is to work with the TAG members on matters relating to the estuary and wetlands.

Presentations were made by TAG members on planning, on-ground works and monitoring activities across the Peel-Yalgorup wetland system.

Key projects discussed at the meeting included the Lake McLarty Action Plan, ongoing recovery actions at Lake Mealup, Austin Bay and Roberts Bay Reserves on-ground works, increasing salinity of Lake Clifton and implications for the Thrombolite Recovery Group and the Regional Estuaries Initiative.

Visit www.peel-harvey.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Ramsar-482-TAG-Info-Sheet.pdf.