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Hi! My name is Murray: Murray hardyhead....

  Hi! My name is Murray: Murray hardyhead....
 
Hot off the press....

The  Recovery Plan for Murray hardyhead includes the specific recommendation "Increase community awareness of Murray hardyhead conservation." For a 'minnow' in the world of biodiversity conservation it can be challenging to claim a place in the collective consciousness. In an innovative attempt to address the low public profile of the Murray hardyhead in the Mallee region, a community awareness project with the objective of producing a children's picture book about Murray hardyhead and threatened species management was undertaken. 

Hot off the press, the book is called HI! MY NAME IS MURRAY: MURRAY HARDYHEAD and is the result of  a collaboration between the following authors and illustrators:  students and staff from Cardross Primary School, The Lake Primary School, Koorlong Primary School, SuniTAFE art and design department and staff from the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre. Funding for the production of the book was provided by DEPI and Mallee CMA.

Copies will be distributed to all schools in the vicinity of Murray hardyhead wetlands, and are available by contacting info@mdfrc.org.au.