Murray-Darling Basin’s water birds in dramatic decline, study shows – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A lone egret stands in sparkling sunshine in the wetlands.PHOTO: An egret walks through the Macquarie Marshes in NSW, which is part of the Murray-Darling Basin. (Supplied: Office of Environment and Heritage)

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New research has found a dramatic decline in water birds in the Murray-Darling Basin, with numbers down about 70 per cent in the past three decades.

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