Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

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Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

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  • Area: 
    257.6 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    30°05'S 151°46'E
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Summary description: Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve. 17/03/96; New South Wales; 258 ha; 30°05'S 151°46'E. Nature Reserve, Crown Land Wildlife Management Area. One of the few high altitude, freshwater lagoons in New South Wales. An unusual system, as lagoons are not usually found in fluvial landscapes at the extreme upper limit of streams. The site is rare due to its near-natural condition and is particularly important as a drought refuge for waterbirds. It also regularly supports significant numbers of various species of waterbirds such as the blue-billed duck (Oxyura australis) and the Eurasian coot (Fulica atra). Several birds, plants and amphibians found at the site are rare, threatened or endemic such as the globally endangered Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) which breeds at the site and the critically endangered Yellow-spotted bell frog (Litoria castanea). Vegetation includes submerged and emergent aquatic plants, sedge-meadows, and terrestrial communities. Archaeological surveys show Aboriginal activity dating back to at least 5,000 years before present. Human activities consist of livestock grazing, some cropping, nature conservation with limited recreational use and scientific research. Public access is restricted to researchers, birdwatchers, and educational institutions. Ramsar site no. 798. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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New South Wales

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
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