Our projects are a mix of research, education, community engagement, partnerships and on-ground conservation efforts. They include:

  • Growing Connections—A project to connect and improve habitat corridors regionally to create a biodiverse, resilient Western Port Biosphere. Funded by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.
  • Southern Brown Bandicoot Recovery—A regional effort to save this endangered species, which is threatened by urban expansion and introduced predators.
  • Watson Creek Integrated Catchment Management Project—Community action to clean up this polluted creek, which flows into Western Port's Yaringa Marine National Park.
  • Sustainable agriculture and tourism—Cooperation with councils to build a sustainable economy through environmentally sensitive tourism, local produce and better marketing for businesses that reduce environmental impacts.
  • Ramsar Protection Program—A three year program to protect our wetlands of international importance, including Western Port. Further information.
  • Best Bites – A program to recognise local food and related businesses for their efforts to provide safe and healthy food, use environmentally sustainable business practices, and provide safe and accessible premises.

Southern Brown Bandicoot

Southern Brown Bandicoot (image © Alison Kuiter)

Children stencilling drains that flow into Watson Creek

Children marking drains to highlight the impact of litter on Watson Creek