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Welcome to the Coorong and Lakes Ramsar Wetland Portal, a place where you can find out more about how this site of environmental significance is managed by the Department for Environment and Water.

The Ngarrindjeri people are the descendants of the original indigenous inhabitants of the lands and waters of the Murray River, Lower Lakes and Coorong and adjacent areas. Ngarrindjeri have occupied, enjoyed, utilised and managed these traditional homelands since time immemorial. Click here to view the video We are Ngarrindjeri. The South Australian Government acknowledges Ngarrindjeri are the Traditional Owners of the land and that according to their traditions, customs and spiritual beliefs its lands and waters remain their traditional country.  The State also acknowledges and respects the rights, interests and obligations of Ngarrindjeri to speak and care for their traditional country, lands and waters in accordance with their laws, customs, beliefs and traditions.

This Portal provides all community and government members with access to information about the regulatory framework and governance arrangements for site management, as well as direct access to publications developed through the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Recovery Project. For further information about the Portal, please contact Ben Shepherd on ben.shepherd@sa.gov.au