Wetlands video series

Check out this playlist of six educational wetlands videos featuring the Edithvale-Seaford Wetland in Victoria, Australia. These videos focus on animals, birds, drainage, community groups, history and plants.



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Animals of the wetland video

Learn how wetlands support a variety of wildlife - including birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and bugs - which are all part of a complex food web.

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Birds of the wetland video

Discover the importance of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands to 190 bird species, including migratory birds that travel 12,000kms from Siberia.

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Drainage story of the wetland video

The extensive Carrum Carrum Swamp was drained for grazing and housing; two portions of the swamp were preserved: the Edithvale and Seaford wetland.

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Friends of the wetlands video

The Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands have been pivotal in protecting and improving the wetlands, which have gained international recognition for their significance.

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History of the wetland video

Follow the history of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands, from their origins as Carrum Carrum Swamp - territory of the indigenous Bunwurrung language group to the time of early settlement.

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Plants of the wetland video

Learn why plants are important to a wetland, and how some were used by indigenous people for food, fibre and medicine. The Edithvale-Seaford wetlands has 87 plant species with records of Aboriginal use.

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Last updated:
22 April 2020