The future looks bright for the Western Port Ramsar site

31 March 2017

The PPWCMA has welcomed a media release from Minister for Water Lisa Neville MP regarding the new Western Port Ramsar Site Management Plan.

Through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), the Victorian Government has allocated $640,000 to the PPWCMA over the next four years to collaborate with key stakeholders and communities to deliver some of the priority conservation actions that protect wetland values and reduce threats such as pests.

Western Port is a haven for native plants and animals. It regularly supports over 20,000 waterbirds, many of which migrate from the northern-hemisphere to feed and forage on Western Port’s intertidal mudflats and saltmarshes.

This new plan sets the course for the significant ecological values of the Western Port Ramsar site to be maintained into the future.

The plan identifies managing water quality, living with climate change, protecting flora and fauna, improving our knowledge, communication and participation as priorities for action.

For more information on the Western Port Ramsar Site, visit the Department of Land, Water and Planning website.