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Currawinya Lakes

General Information

Description The Currawinya Lakes area contains one of the richest and most diverse samples of wetlands in inland Australia.
Country Australia
Latitude -28° 45' 0" (-28.7500)
Longitude -144° 19' 0" (-144.3167)

Physical Characteristics

Description Currawinya Lakes include permanent fresh, permanent saline, and intermittent saline lake habitats.
Type Natural


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description According to the Ramsar Secretariat, numerous species are at the extremes of their natural distribution in this lake region, and uncommon plant communities exist.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Currawinya Lakes
Ramsar Designations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Species of Concern



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Currawinya 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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