Wetlands of significance

There are 20 listed wetlands of national significance in the Fitzroy Region; some of these are also listed under The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Found on the Capricorn Coast, the Shoalwater and Corio Bays area meets eight of the nine Ramsar criteria, and supports over 791 plant species, 445 different fish, threatened marine turtles and 226 bird species, including migratory species that are protected under international conservation agreements. Australia was one of the first signatories to the Ramsar Convention which is an international agreement between governments to halt the worldwide loss of wetlands which are so vital to sustaining biological diversity as well as our water resources, landscapes and livelihoods.

The Fitzroy Region’s 20 wetlands of national significance are listed under the Australian Government’s Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia (DIWA).

FBA works on a range of projects with universities, government departments, local councils, volunteer groups and landholders to protect the plants, animals, waterways, ecosystems and landscapes that support our wetlands.

Find out how we do this through:
Regional NRM news and stories impacting our significant wetlands:

Three long term projects deliver success across the region

Posted on December 10th, 2018

2018 marks the conclusion of several long-term projects lead by […]

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

World Wetlands Day, celebrated on the anniversary of the signing […]

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Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2017

Posted on December 12th, 2017

ONE weekend, 67 volunteers and in excess of 1 tonne […]

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