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'Reflections' environmental watering report released

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville released the booklet, Reflections – Environmental Watering in Victoria 2014-15, at Healesville Sanctuary highlighting the importance of environmental watering to the state's platypus population.

Reflections is published annually by Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH).

In 2014-15, more than 645,000 megalitres of environmental water were released across Victoria, timed to trigger fish breeding, boost vegetation, improve water quality and provide habitat for birds and animals. Carefully planned environmental water releases protected many threatened plant and animal species.

One of the highlights of this year's report is cutting-edge work by Victorian waterway managers to re-establish platypus populations hit by the Millennium drought.

For the Minister's full media release, please visit http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/monitoring-victorias-marsupials-and-monotremes

Read Reflections – Environmental Watering in Victoria 2014-15 [PDF File - 4.7 MB]

Further Information

For further information please call
03 9637 8951 or email
general.enquiries@vewh.vic.gov.au.

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