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Bool and Hacks Lagoon

General Information

Description This lagoon lies within an ancient inter-dune drainage system.
Country Australia
Latitude -37° 8' 0" (-37.1333)
Longitude 140° 41' 0" (140.6833)

Physical Characteristics

Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description Some hunting is permitted on the Ramsar site on the lagoon. Lead shot is prohibited.

Biodiversity Conservation

Description There are 50,000 ibises of two species which nest at Bool & Hacks Lagoon.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Bool & Hacks Lagoons
Ramsar Designations 5, 6
Species of Concern



Australia Government Wetlands Website
Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The List of Wetlands of International Importance.

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