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Wetlands become focal point of environment-renewables balance

Opinion Piece - by Geoff Brooks, Biosphere Foundation Director Awareness of Western Port’s internationally renowned Ramsar wetlands is about to ...

Community Investment Program- Bendigo Community Bank Hastings

For 15 years the Bendigo Community Bank Hastings has been helping our local Biosphere Reserve community to thrive. They return ...

Plain sailing

By Catherine Watson - December issue of Bass Coast Post Photos: Geoff Brooks  In a previous life, I passed the ...
threatened species orange bellied parrot on a branch

Some bellies are more important than others

By Geoff Brooks, Biosphere Foundation Board Director Take it from me, there are bellies you’d like to get rid of ...

Why I love our buffer zones

By Geoff Brooks, Biosphere Foundation Board Director Photos- Geoff Brooks  There are some wonderful and occasionally pristine habitats comprising the ...

Water Stewardship 2023/2024

By Lucy Kyriacou- Project Manager Following in conclusion of the Environment Restoration Fund funding in June 2023, we are in ...

The Koala Habitat Restoration Project

By Kelly Smith - Koala Awareness Project officer  Formally the Tyabb to Tooradin Bio-link, The Koala Habitat Restoration Project is ...

From the chair

By Jo McCoy- Chair  Welcome to the Summer edition of Connector.  I want to start on a high note by ...

Planning for the future of Blue Carbon ecosystems across the Western Port region

In a significant stride toward environmental preservation and climate action, the Western Port Biosphere Foundation received $700,000 in funding from ...

Healing Water Country Project

The Western Port Biosphere Foundation and Willum Warrain are thrilled to announce the completion of the first phase of our ...

AGM and 20th Anniversary Celebrations

We held our Annual General Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebrations on Wednesday 29th November at the Hastings Club. At the ...

Phillip Island Nature Parks and Western Port Biosphere Create “iconic” regional partnership

The Western Port Biosphere Foundation and Phillip Island Nature Parks (PINP) will partner to build awareness of the Biosphere’s globally ...

New partnership to amplify environmental message  

A new partnership between the Western Port Biosphere and OzFish Unlimited will open up new opportunities to build awareness of ...

Renewed. Refocused. And now … Refreshed.

The Western Port Biosphere has undergone a significant change by unveiling a fresh logo. This logo marks a new era ...

UNESCO STATUS CONFIRMED

Western Port Biosphere Reserve renewed and energised for another decade! Our 10-year review submitted in 2022 to UNESCO was successful, ...

Climate action gets a $1.2 million boost in Western Port

A total of $1.2 million in Victorian Government grants will enable the Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation to partner with ...

Wild about Harewood

Following on from Lance Lloyd's article in #37 Connector about Re-Wilding Harewood, we were pleased to have Corey Everitt of ...

Western Port admitted as a member of the World Network of Coastal and Island Biospheres

The Western Port Biosphere Reserve has become more embedded into UNESCO’s global Biosphere network after confirmation of its acceptance into ...

The Koala Awareness Program

Kelly Smith - The Koala Awareness Program  We are delighted to introduce you to Kelly to the Western Port Biosphere ...

World Wetlands Day, February 2nd ~ 2023

What is World Wetlands Day? World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands ...

Micro-light aviator highlights the plight of Western Port Biosphere Reserve migratory shorebirds

Micro-light aviator, zoologist and artist, Amellia (Milly) Formby, swooped into the Western Port Biosphere Reserve recently to pay homage to ...

Our annual report 2021-22

We held our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27 October where we had the opportunity to highlight our focus on ...

Australia’s 2021 State of the Environment Report

Saving species starts in our own backyard. Australians concerned about the dramatic losses of mammals, birds and fish and the ...

New Sunshine Coast Biosphere Reserve

Congratulations to the Sunshine Coast Council on the announcement of the new Sunshine Coast Biosphere Reserve. The new Sunshine Coast ...

Western Port and Port Phillip Bay can play major role in achieving net zero carbon

A new partnership between the Biosphere Foundation, seven Victorian councils and Deakin University's world-class Blue Carbon Lab will provide a ...

A rapidly narrowing window of opportunity

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability The International Panel on Climate Change’s 6th Assessment Report “assesses the impacts of ...

2021 WPBF Annual General Meeting – Blue Carbon Presentation

The Biosphere Foundation's Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 25 November and featured a fantastic Presentation by Peter Macreadie ...

DELWP’s Release of the Phillip Island (Millow) Wildlife Plan

Dear all, We are delighted to announce that we have released the final Phillip Island (Millowl) Wildlife Plan (PIWP). The ...

UNESCO steps up efforts for biodiversity conservation with the designation of 20 new biosphere reserves

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme today added 20 new sites, in 21 countries to the World Network of ...

Hastings named Australia’s most sustainable Community

Keep Australia Beautiful has announced the Victorian finalist Hastings as the winner of the 2021 Australian Sustainable Communities – Tidy ...

Your Role in Protecting the Environment

On July 1, 2021 new laws are coming into effect under the Environment Protection Act 2017.  The general environmental duty ...

Position on the Proposed Arthurs Seat Hillview Quarry and Dandy Premix Sand Quarry

Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Foundation’s position on the proposed Arthurs Seat Hillview Quarry on Mornington Peninsula and Dandy ...

The Rewards of Engagement

The AGL GAS PROPOSAL HAS BEEN RULED OUT.  You may have already heard the headline.  It is great news.  In ...

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We've created a short survey seeking your feedback on our quarterly newsletter, The Connector. Your responses will help us make ...

Download our Fox Facts Poster

Protecting Ramsar. Continuing the theme of predator control and community engagement as a partner in the Australian Government funded Port ...

Download our Cat Facts Poster

Cats can enrich peoples’ lives and provide companionship and joy to many, but in the Australian bush they are an ...