The Paroo River Wetlands Ramsar site is in north-western New South Wales in the Paroo River catchment. The Ramsar site makes up about 2% of the land area and 2.4% of the wetland area in the Paroo River catchment, and consists of two main areas along the Paroo River: Nocoleche Nature Reserve and the Peery and Mandalay blocks in the Paroo–Darling National Park (the Peery and Mandalay blocks are referred to as Peery). The Paroo River is the last free-flowing river in the Murray–Darling Basin and hence is a unique example of a near-natural arid inland river system. It flows across two states, NSW and Queensland, which have agreed to the river’s long term protection.
Paroo River Wetlands Ramsar site: Ecological character description
The key to maintaining the ecological character of the Paroo River Wetlands Ramsar site and wetlands in the catchment is to protect the Paroo River from alteration of river flows that have affected other regulated rivers around the world and in the Murray–Darling Basin.
- 1 June 2010
- Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
- ISBN 978-1-74232-597-2
- ID DECCW20100213
- File PDF 1.2MB
- Pages 110
- Name paroo-river-wetlands-ramsar-site-ecological-character-description-100213.pdf