Protecting Tootgarook Swamp
Already 60% of Tootgarook Swamps is protected with Trust for Nature conservation covenants
A group of students help transform the Mornington Peninsula. Bunurong Land Council’s CEO Dan Turnbull said, “It’s been extremely encouraging to have neighbouring Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal Victorians working collaboratively with Bunurong Traditional Owners on Bunurong Country in order to nurture our broader Port Phillip Bay traditional lands and coasts”.
The enthusiasm is evident!
Watch how the area is being transformed
Trust for Nature is currently working with Nature Glenelg Trust, the new owners of two large wetlands to develop management plans and covenants for the wetlands.
These actions would protect habitat for two key threatened species; the Brolga and the Growling Grass Frog. Growling Grass Frogs are one of the largest frogs in Australia and their numbers have declined by 50 per cent in the last 10 years due to a fungal disease, habitat degradation, water pollution and predation by introduced fish species.