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16 May 2017

Take The Connector survey

We've created a short survey seeking your feedback on our quarterly newsletter, The Connector. Your responses will help us make improvements and ensure The Connector continues to provide valuable and interesting content.

6 April 2017

Connector Issue 13 (April - June 2017) is out now!

Connector Issue 13 is now available. It includes updates from the Biosphere, community groups and other organisations within the Biosphere Reserve including CEC, Phillip Island Nature Parks, FLOW, Dolphin Research Institute and Langwarrin Woodlands. Our In the spotlight... interview for this issue is with Clare Warren, Coordinator Biodiversity at Frankston City Council.

2 February 2017

Western Port Biosphere update from the Executive Officer

Thank you to those of you who could attend the Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday, 31st of January 2017. Overall it was a positive meeting with a good outcome.

Download our Fox Facts poster
6 January 2017

Download our Fox Facts Poster

Western Port Biosphere’s new Fox Facts poster provides some key facts about foxes and how urban and peri-urban residents can contribute to their control. Help us to spread the word by downloading the poster.

24 November 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Lifesearch winners!

This year 166 species were recorded during Lifesearch. Perseverence Primary School won the Bird Search Shield for the second consecutive year, while Geoff Lockwood, Julie Trezise and family, and Susan Davies took out the other awards. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated.

15 September 2016

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 environmental disaster. Our Cat Facts poster provides some key facts about cats as well as the laws governing their ownership.

7 July 2016

Connector Issue 10 now available

Issue 10 (July to September) of The Connector newsletter is now available. Read updates from Western Port Biosphere, our partner councils and community groups, Science in the Park and the new Penguins Plus viewing experience.

23 June 2016

Help keep Western Port Biosphere Reserve special

You can now support the valuable work of the Western Port Biosphere via the Good Company website.

Professor John Woinarski addresses the 2016 Western Port Biosphere Biodiversity Forum
12 May 2016

Western Port Biosphere holds second annual Biodiversity Forum

Over 80 people attended the 2nd annual Biodiversity Forum at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne on Friday 6th May 2016, which this year had a general theme of pest control.

The Forum is an opportunity for the Biosphere to present the work being undertaken as part of the Australian Government-funded Growing Connections Project, and the projects of our partner councils, Landcare and community groups.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt also spoke at the event, and the keynote presentation was delivered by Professor John Woinarski, Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in the National Environmental Science Programme at Charles Darwin University

12 April 2016

Issue 9 of Connector now available

The April - June ssue of Connector newsletter is out now! In this issue: project updates from Growing Connections and Water Stewardship, new Mornington Peninsula produce certified trademark, WPCC annual boat trip review, news from Casey and Frankston Councils, rabbit control in Bass Coast, a new section "In the spotlight" and more...

Issue 8 of Connector is now available
2 February 2016

Issue 8 of Connector now available

he January – March issue of Connector newsletter is out now! In this issue: update from the Executive Officer, Growing Connections activities, call for more Water Stewards, Protecting the ecological values of the Western Port Ramsar site, World Wetlands Day photo competitions and more

Inghams Enterprises Somerville is the first site in Australia and internationally to receive gold level Water Stewardship certification
4 December 2015

Inghams Awarded World-First Gold Level Water Stewardship Certification

Western Port Biosphere and Water Stewardship Australia (WSA) are proud to announce that Inghams Enterprises, Somerville is the first site in Australia and internationally to receive gold level Water Stewardship certification.