Celebrating 40 years of Ramsar leadership

This month marks 40 years since Australia listed the world’s first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, at Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory.  “Today we’re celebrating 40 years of Australian leadership in wetland protection,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment. “When Cobourg became the world’s first Ramsar site in…

Mr George Warne appointed to Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Today Mr George Warne has been appointed a part-time member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. “Mr Warne is highly respected across the water sector for his substantial expertise and knowledge in water and natural resource management, river operations and irrigated agriculture,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.  “Mr Warne has been appointed…

Death of Henry Jones

If you could draw a picture of a quintessentially old-school fisherman and conservationist it would be of Henry Jones. Henry knew and understood the Murray Mouth, Lower Lakes and Coorong like few others.  His passion for them was infectious, his commitment knew no boundaries and his willingness to share his knowledge was of such value…

Local jobs to help manage Commonwealth environmental water

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is now recruiting local engagement officers to work directly with Murray-Darling Basin communities. “The officers will help ensure local knowledge and views are taken into account when considering Commonwealth environmental watering decisions,” said Senator Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.  “These officers will be based on the ground and be…