Narran Lake Nature Reserve

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Narran Lake Nature Reserve

  • Pays: 
    Australie
  • Numéro du site: 
    995
  • Superficie: 
    8'447 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    14-06-1999
  • Coordonnées: 
    29°43'S 147°25'E
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The Site is unique within the Murray-Darling Drainage Division bioregion for its juxtaposition of highly channelised floodplain with open water wetland habitat. As part of a large terminal wetland system it plays an important hydrological role in the natural functioning of the Narran River. The vast floodplain is dominated by lignum (Muehlenbeckia florulenta) and represents one of the largest expanses of relatively intact lignum in New South Wales. The Site provides critical habitat for large colonial waterbird breeding events for nine colonial species such as straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), and royal spoonbill (Platalea regia), and is listed as an Important Bird Area by Birds Australia. The Site also supports the globally endangered Australasian bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus). The fish population has a high proportion of native species. The Site is part of an area that holds great significance for local Aboriginal people. Continued upstream water extraction since the Site’s Ramsar designation, combined with a prolonged drought, has changed the hydrological regime of the Site, but ecological responses of key biota have not yet changed significantly since the Site was listed.

Région administrative: 
New South Wales

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • nature reserve
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    01-05-2011

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