Lake Gore

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Lake Gore

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  • Area: 
    4,017 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    33°46'S 121°28'E
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Lake Gore. 05/01/01; Western Australia; 4,017 ha; 33°47'S 121°29'E. Nature Reserves. A near-permanent saline lake and part of a downstream system of inter-connected lakes and swamps of various sizes which are intermittently inundated. Lake Gore itself supports the largest known populations of Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis (up to one third of the global population) is important for moulting by thousands of Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides and for drought refuge by thousands of ducks and shorebirds, and it supports thousands of Banded Stilt Cladorhynchus leucocephalus (up to 10% of the global population). Uses consist of nature conservation and low-level recreational pursuits. Salinity and water quality are monitored regularly by high school students from Esperance as part of the "Ribbons of Blue" programme. Ramsar site no. 1049. Most recent RIS information: 2000.

Administrative region: 
Western Australia

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
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