The Estuary Guardians play an essential role in ensuring there is consistent monitoring of our local dolphins, contributing to rescues, research, and the recording of changes to the population, as well as advising and assisting the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions where there are incidents or injuries.
The vital work of the Estuary Guardians helps to ensure there is education, awareness and advocacy for the protection of Mandurah dolphins, helping to connect government, community and environmental groups in the monitoring of the dolphins and the Peel-Harvey ecosystem.
The Estuary Guardians have worked on incredible community projects, including the publication of fin books which help to identify local dolphins, with Peel community members contributing to monitoring and research. The first Fin book was published in 2016, by the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project, the Mandurah Volunteer Dolphin Rescue Group, and Mandurah Cruises.
Other initiatives include the implementation of fishing line bins, and citizen science projects including the launch of the Dolphin Watch app and more. The Estuary Guardians are also members of “The Clean Waterways Group” of Mandurah, a collaboration which is developing new ways to engage the local community in caring for the Peel-Harvey waterways and wildlife.
To learn more about the beautiful Mandurah dolphins and how we can all help to protect their marine environment please visit the Estuary Guardians and Mandurah Volunteer Rescue Group online.