Directory of Important Wetlands

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Description

The definition of a wetland used in the Directory is that adopted by the Ramsar Convention:

“wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent of temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.”

The criteria for determining nationally important wetlands in Australia, and hence inclusion in the Directory, are those agreed to by the ANZECC Wetlands Network in 1994

A wetland may be considered nationally important if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

1. It is a good example of a wetland type occurring within a biogeographic region in Australia.
2. It is a wetland which plays an important ecological or hydrological role in the natural functioning of a major wetland system/complex.
3. It is a wetland which is important as the habitat for animal taxa at a vulnerable stage in their life cycles, or provides a refuge when adverse conditions such as drought prevail.
4. The wetland supports 1% or more of the national populations of any native plant or animal taxa.
5. The wetland supports native plant or animal taxa or communities which are considered endangered or vulnerable at the national level.
6. The wetland is of outstanding historical or cultural significance.

Many wetlands will meet more than one of these criteria.

Directory listed wetlands in the Burdekin Dry Tropics Region

The following 34 wetlands in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region are listed in the Directory.

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Abbot Point - Caley Valley
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Bambaroo Coastal Aggregation
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Bingeringo Aggregation
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Barratta Channels Aggregation
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Birthday Creek
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Bowen River: Birralee - Pelican Creek Aggregation
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Bowling Green Bay
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Broken River, Urannah Creek and Massey Creek Aggregation
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Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation
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Burdekin-Townsville Coastal Aggregation
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Burdekin Delta
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Doongmabulla Springs
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Eungella Dam
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Great Basalt Wall
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Haughton Balancing Storage Aggregation
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Jerona Aggregation
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Junction of the Bogie River and Kirknie Creek Aggregation
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Lake Dalrymple
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Lake Lucy Wetlands
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Minnamoolka Area
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Poison Lake
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RAAF Townsville
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Rollston River and Molly Darling Creek Aggregation
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Ross River Reservoir
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Scartwater Aggregation
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The Serpentine Aggregation
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Southern Upstart Bay
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Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation
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Valley of Lagoons
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Wairuna Lake
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Walters Plains Lake
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Why Not Aggregation
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Wongaloo Fans Aggregation
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Wongaloo Swamps Aggregation

Reference

Related information

Map of Directory listed wetlands in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region
Download DOIW as KML (requires Google Earth)

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