SNAP:Jabiru at Casino wetlands with dinner.
SNAP:Jabiru at Casino wetlands with dinner. Donna Maria Colbrelli Adams

Rubbish dumped where jabiru lives

THE wetlands around Casino have an abundance of bird life.

There is also an abundance of rubbish.

Donna Maria Colbrelli Adams snapped the above photo of a jabiru snacking on an eel or, possibly, a snake.

It is a fabulous photo but unfortunately she has taken pictures of the rubbish in the wetlands too.

Tyres, plastic bottles and plant waste has been left at the wetlands.

"Plastic dumped in the waterway where the swans lined up to walk back to the reeds after sunning closer to the fence,” she wrote on Facebook.

"Green waste was also dumped overnight.”

The Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands are listed on the Destination NSW website encouraging visitors to come to Casino to see where native and migratory birds nest. The wetlands are listed as a "natural wonder” on the Richmond Valley Council website.

Ms Colbrelli Adams' photos highlight the beauty and diversity of bird life

and the need for the wetlands to be cleaned and maintained.

Apparently rangers regularly check the area.

Not only is the dumping of rubbish illegal, it can be a danger to bird life.

The wetlands are an asset to Casino and can be viewed from the Casino Mini Rail as it tracks around the golf course.



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