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Victorian Wader Study Group

The Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) began its activities in 1975. The VWSG’s primary objective is to conduct a long-term comprehensive study of waders and terns throughout Victoria. This is achieved primarily through capture and release of birds at key high tide roosts.

The VWSG is a non-profit organisation and is made up of around 140 volunteers.

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IWSG Virtual Conference 2021, October 8-10

The IWSG Virtual Conference 2021 will take place between the 8th and 10th of October. The abstract submission deadline is 16th of August: The conference programme will feature a workshop on “Water management for wet-meadows under climate change“. The workshop is being organised by Yves Bötsch from the Michael-Otto-Institut im NABU and will take…

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