Wildlife Field Guide app to Gippsland Lakes
This Field Guide app portrays the rich terrestrial, freshwater and marine life found in the Gippsland Lakes catchment.
It presents imagery and descriptions of over 250 animal species, including those commonly encountered and others of special interest. It is only a fraction of the rich wildlife found in the forests, rivers, wetlands and lakes of the catchment.
The app was produced as result of a series of biodiversity surveys and public engagement events run by Museum Victoria, Parks Victoria and partners in 2014 and 2015, called the Gippsland Lake Bioscan. This program was funded by the Victorian State Government’s Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund, and administered through the Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee and East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
The Gippsland Lakes are located in south-eastern Victoria, Australia. The Love Our Lakes website which provides up-to-date information on the Gippsland Lakes region describes the area.
The Gippsland Lakes, located in south-eastern Victoria, are made up of a series of shallow coastal lagoons separated from the sea by broad sandy barriers. The Lakes form the largest navigable network of inland waterways in Australia. They contain a number of internationally significant wetlands and support a diverse range of flora and fauna.
For information on the Gippsland Lakes region, see the Love Our Lakes website.
For information on national parks and other reserves in the catchment, see the Parks Victoria website.
Media Credits and Acknowledgments
Images within this app were taken by Museums Victoria staff or from the museum's collections, as well as sourced from external photographers. For enquiries about reusing any media in this app, some photographers can be contacted directly using the links below. If the image you are interested in is by a Museums Victoria photographer, or by a photographer not listed below please contact us.
Leon Altoff / Marine Research Group
Aviceda / Wikimedia Commons
Peter Fuller Australian / Wildlife Photography
John Gibbens / Sealimages.com
Alan Henderson / Minibeast Wildlife
Deanna Henderson / Minibeast Wildlife
Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics
Alison Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics
Steven Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics
Sarah Speight / Flickr
Dave Watts / Dave Watts Wildlife Photography
There is a Field Guide app for each state and territory in Australia. Check them out on our Field Guide apps to Australian Fauna page.