The Estuary: wetlands

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Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
27 August 2022 – 27 August 2023 | Free

The kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary is home to a complex and thriving natural ecosystem that few people get to experience.

The Estuary: wetlands exhibition shines a light on wetlands and the role they play in supporting intricate ecosystems, such as the Tamar. 

Wetlands are one of Earths most important ecosystems, providing critical habitat for wildlife, capturing large amounts of atmospheric carbon and producing clean water.

They are also wonderous and beautiful places to visit. Yet globally 87% of wetlands have been destroyed.

This exhibition explores the complex interconnectivity of the diverse plants and animals of the Tamar's wetlands, and the many benefits that our community derive from them.

The exhibition will feature the stunning photography of Tasmanian wildlife and landscape photographer St John Pound as his imagery helps to interpret the function and importance of wetlands for the kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary. 

Image: Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia), St John Pound (2021).