Macquarie Marshes

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Macquarie Marshes

  • Country: 
    Australia
  • Site number: 
    337
  • Area: 
    19,850 ha
  • Designation date: 
    01-08-1986
  • Coordinates: 
    30°45'S 147°33'E
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Overview

Macquarie Marshes. 01/08/86; New South Wales; 19,850 ha; 30º45'S 147º33'E. Nature Reserve. Part of the larger Macquarie Marshes wetland, an area exceeding 250,000ha during major flooding and containing the largest area of reedbeds in southeastern Australia, and one of the largest red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) woodlands. The marshes are the most biologically diverse wetland systems in Australias Murray Darling Basin and are important for waterbirds, including large numbers of herons, ducks, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, terns and migratory waders. The site also supports globally threatened species such as the Critically Endangered Murray Cod (Maccullochella peeli peeli) andthe Endangered Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) and Australian Painted Snipe (Rostratula australis. The main human uses of the site are for agricultural purposes, especially grazing beef cattle through sustainable grazing management practices. Ramsar site no. 337. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
New South Wales

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
    • landscape conservation area
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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