Myall Lakes Ramsar site: Ecological character description

In 1999, the Myall lakes were designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. The Convention requires that the site is managed to maintain or improve its ecological character.

Date
1 June 2012
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-657-4
  • ID OEH20120423
  • File PDF 3.7MB
  • Pages 148
  • Name myall-lakes-ramsar-site-ecological-character-description-120423.pdf

The Ramsar site is located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales and is protected by conservation reserves managed by the NSW Government, consisting of Myall Lakes National Park, Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve, Corrie Island Nature Reserve, and part of Gir-um-bit National Park. The estuarine and brackish waters and the beaches and intertidal areas in the site are within Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park. 

This ecological character description provides baseline information about the wetlands’ values and the components, processes and services that characterise Myall Lakes Ramsar site. It also identifies limits of acceptable change, threats to the Ramsar site’s ecological character, knowledge gaps in the site’s components and processes, and recommendations for future monitoring.

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