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RAMSAR SITE
OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

The Western Port wetlands of which Lang Lang foreshore is a part have been designated a Ramsar Site of International Importance. It is one of only 5 areas currently in Australia which are a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. And it is a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA), providing "critical habitat to our most threatened species, and home to large breeding colonies or important staging sites for migratory species".

The area is an important site for migratory birds and birdwatching, flora, and mammal life - "almost 50% of terrestrial mammals native to Victoria have been recorded in the Western Port catchment area". The Gippsland coastal region supports many migratory birds listed in the China–Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (CAMBA) and Japan–Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (JAMBA), as well as other threatened species, such as the Little Tern, Lathams Snipe and the Hooded Plover.

 

There is so much more to find out more about this fragile ecology and environment, click below for more info:

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