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It’s time to vote on a name for the new conservation reserve in the Strzelecki Ranges.
In December, Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing announced a competition to suggest a name for this 2,390-hectare reserve that will protect important areas of Cool Temperate Rainforest and Damp Forest.
The reserve will provide habitat for significant species including Slender Tree-fern, Koala, Powerful Owl and Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish.
The return of this area to public management marks an important milestone for the community that has long advocated for improved protection of the Strzelecki Ranges. Now it needs a name.
We had over fifty names suggested during the first stage of the process – thanks to everyone for their creative ideas. These nominations were evaluated based on the principles of Naming Rules for Places in Victoria. A community panel has now shortlisted two names for voting.
The two shortlisted names are:
Brataualung: the reserve area is part of Brataualung Country of the Gunaikurnai people. The Gunaikurnai people are the traditional owners of Gippsland.
Grand Ridge: Grand Ridge is a name strongly associated with the Strzelecki Ranges for at least 80 years.
Voting is open from the 21st of February and concludes on the 21st of March. Please vote online at: www.engage.vic.gov.au/strzelecki-reserve
We will announce the name as soon as audit and gazettal checks have been completed.
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We are jumping for delight after discovering not only two new Growling Grass Frog sites in a recently restored wetland in the Gippsland Lakes region, but also the tadpoles of the nationally endangered Golden-Bell Frog!
There are only an estimated 40 - 60 Growling Grass Frogs and 400 - 600 Golden-Bell Frogs in the whole of the Gippsland Lakes area so this discovery is a significant one.
No better way than that to measure the success of a project 🐸
https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/threatened-frogs-hopping-back-brink-gippsland-lakes/ ... See more