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Ecological Character Description for the Proposed Macquarie Island Ramsar Site


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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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 management
Research Field:Natural resource management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS 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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