Port Phillip & Westernport

Indigenous Shorebird and Wetland Conservation Training Program

“Through this great course we have worked with so many fantastic Traditional Owner’s, learning just as much from them as they have us.”   Darren Wandin, Wurundjeri man and  2017 participant

Output 2017/18

20 Indigenous participants attended the
2017 training program
Attendees represented five Traditional
Owner organisations

Delivery Partners

BirdLife Australia
Corangamite CMA

About the Project

For the past five years, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, through its Ramsar Protection Program has run a Wetland and Shorebird Conservation Training Program for Indigenous Australians.  Participants learn how to identify native and migratory birds, giving them the skills to monitor bird
populations and take a lead role in natural resource management on Country.

Australasian Gannet

More information

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2017/2018 (PDF)

To find out more about Port Phillip and Westernport CMA , visit their website