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Phillip Island Nature Parks are proud to be part of the Ramsar Protection Project, supported by Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

A Ramsar wetland site is considered representative, rare, or unique, or important for conserving biological diversity, particularly waterfowl.

Major wetlands can be found at Fishers Wetland (near Churchill Island), Swan Lake and Rhyll. Much of the northern coast of Phillip Island Nature Parks borders the Churchill Island Marine National Park and the Western Port Ramsar site. These are wetlands of international significance.

Phillip Island Nature Parks monitors the health of wetlands across Phillip Island by undertaking frog surveys, bird counts and water quality testing.

More information can be found in our Woodlands and Wetlands Plan.