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Caring for coast and marine

The eastern edge of the Great Australian Bight is a unique area of sandy coastline and pristine waters. This area, which starts 200 kilometres west of Ceduna, is also part of the nearby Yalata community’s Indigenous Protected Area. The natural beauty of this area and the mulloway fishing season attract many visitors, with recreational activities in this area unchecked for many years. As a result, the AW team is working in partnership with Yalata Land Management and the Yalata Community to restore and preserve this unique area.

Entry to this area requires a permit and strict conditions apply. Yalata Rangers patrol the beaches daily, checking permits and working to protect the shorebirds and the fragile coastal environment.

Projects in this area include:

  • beach maintenance
  • shorebird monitoring and threat assessment
  • marine debris surveys and beach clean-ups
  • whale survey
  • mulloway survey.

Yalata Shorebird Survey 2023