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Ecological Character Description for the Proposed Macquarie Island Ramsar Site

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Scott, JJ, Ecological Character Description for the Proposed Macquarie Island Ramsar Site, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2010) [Consultants Report]


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Abstract

The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971), commonly called the Ramsar Convention, maintains a List of Wetlands of International Importance to which Contracting Parties can nominate sites for inclusion. Australia, as a Contracting Party, has 65 listed Ramsar sites. This Ecological Character Description outlines and discusses the ecological character of Macquarie Islandís wetland ecosystems, as part of the required Australian Government documentation for the intended nomination of Macquarie Island as a Ramsar site by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments on the basis of its considerable wetland values. The island contains a wide range of wetland types, several of which are considerably under-represented in Australiaís Ramsar estate.

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:Macquarie Island, ramsar sites, wildlife, seabirds
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas
Objective Field:Protected Conservation Areas in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Author:Scott, JJ (Dr Jennifer Scott)
ID Code:64767
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-08-24
Last Modified:2014-06-06
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