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Coongie Lakes

General Information

Description The Coongie Lakes lie in the floodplain of Cooper Creek, one of the world's largest rivers still in its natural state.
Country Australia
Latitude -27° 27' 0" (-27.4500)
Longitude 140° 0' 0" (140.0000)

Physical Characteristics

Type Fresh


Economic Value Cattle grazing and oil and gas exploitation are occuring at the Coongie Lakes Ramsar site.
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
National Designation
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Coongie Lakes
Ramsar Designations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Species of Concern



Australia Government Wetlands Website
Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Coongie Lakes Ramsar Fact Sheet
Profile of Ramsar sites in Australia

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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