Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 4
S.R. Morton, J. Short and R.D. Barker, with an Appendix by G.F. Griffin and G. Pearce
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995
11. Refugia in South Australia (continued)
11.6. Reference number SA6
Refuge area: Lake Gairdner
Biogeographic region: Gawler
Type of refuge: Wetland
Lat./Long. 30°59’S / 135°12’E
Quality of refuge: Significant (2)
Area (km²): <10,000
Chief refuge value
An extensive saline system providing occasional habitat for waterbirds.
A complex of large saline lakes in relatively pristine condition; others in the complex include Lakes Harris, Everard and Acraman1. Little is known of the ecology of these Lakes.
Other significant species
1. Morelli and Drewien (1993)