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Wetland reservation on Victoria's northern plains and riverine forests

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posted on 2024-06-03, 08:27 authored by H Robertson, James FitzsimonsJames Fitzsimons
The depletion and reservation levels of wetlands varied significantly both across the Murray Fans and Victorian Riverina bioregions and in the study area of the Victorian Environmental Assessments Council's River Red Gum Forests Investigation. The proportion of Freshwater Meadows in protected areas was substantially lower than for other wetland types. Furthermore, of the wetlands that are reserved, many were only partially within a protected area. A variety of reserve categories are used to protect wetlands across the three regions, ranging from reserves with high legal protection and a strong focus on biodiversity conservation to reserves with a lower level of protection and emphasis on biodiversity
conservation. The findings highlight that many wetlands are incompletely reserved in Victoria's northern plains and riverine forests. The current review of public land use in the River Red Gum Forests, which includes Barmah Forest, should recognise these issues to ensure the effective reservation of wetland ecosystems.

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Journal

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria

Volume

117

Pagination

139-148

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0035-9211

Language

eng

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To obtain full text, please contact the author at jfitzsimons@tnc.org

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Royal Society of Victoria

Issue

1

Publisher

Royal Society of Victoria

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