Farmer turned conservationist, Greg Ogle explains how the healthy appearance of the Murray channel can be deceiving. He details the crucial importance of tributaries, lakes and wetlands to the river’s health.
With the Murray running as an irrigation channel, its circulatory system has become dangerously dry. According to Ogle, its lungs and heart will continue to suffer the consequences. Many of the most serious changes are yet to occur, he says. Ogle currently works as a regional manager for Australia’s oldest land trust, the Trust for Nature. He has lived in the area for nearly half a century.
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