On May 16th 2012 the CLLMM Program hosted a tour of the Region for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Biodiversity, Environment and the Arts. The Committee have now released a report of its inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate. Their visit to this region has been incorporated as a case study in the report and is very complimentary of the Program and the work being undertaken.
Here are some excerpts from chapter 3 illustrating the Committee’s findings:
“The economic, social and cultural values in the CLLMM region depend on a healthy and functioning wetland environment. In addition to enhancing ecological resilience, as discussed above, the Committee heard about the importance of building the resilience of local human communities. In the CLLMM region, initiatives have improved communication and collaboration between government and the local community, built environmental management capacity, and encouraged citizen science”.
“The Committee considers the Lakes Hubs a model for a successful cooperative arrangement between government and the local community on issues of biodiversity conservation, delivering ecological outcomes while improving community resilience to future changes in the region”.
The Full Report is available on the web: click here to read
Also this week:
- Biodiversity in a Changing Climate
- Letter to the Editor
- Goolwa to Wellington LAP Wins Prestigious Environment and Sustainability Award
- Survey of Waterbird Communities of the Living Murray Icon Sites
- Kumuwuki Conference Audio now Online – Country Arts SA
- Fishing Guides
- Murray Futures CLLMM Soil and Water Monitoring
- Up-Coming Events