The Ramsar Convention encourages the development of three key documents for each Ramsar site:
- Ramsar Information Sheets - required at the time of nomination of a site to the List of Wetlands of International Importance, are to be updated every six years, or when there are significant changes in the site's ecological character.
- Ecological Character Descriptions - describe the ecological character of the site at the time of its listing as a wetland of international importance.
- Management Plans - used to formulate and implement planning so as to promote the wise use and conservation of wetlands.
For more information about these documents see the Ramsar documents page.
Along with the available site documents, additional information and resources on this Ramsar site are listed below. Please note that apart from the Ramsar Information Sheets, not all documents are currently available for every Australian Ramsar site.
|Albrecht, G. and M. Maddock (1985). Avifauna of the Shortland Wetlands. Wetlands (Australia) 5(2): 53-69.
Bangent, B. (1990). Aboriginal Interpretation at Shortland Wetlands Centre. Unpublished.
Barden, W. (2002). Birds of the Wetlands Centre. Unpublished. Baxter , G.S. (1994). The location and status of egret colonies in coastal NSW. Emu 94: 255-262.
Beretta, M. (1998). Flora of the Shortland Wetlands, NSW. University of Newcastle, NSW. Unpublished thesis.
Bischof, H. and N. Brown (1996). Hydrology, water quality and macroinvertebrates of the Shortland Wetlands. University of Newcastle, NSW. Unpublished thesis.
Burgess, B. (2002). The Restoration and Development of Shortland Wetlands as a Centre for Wetland Conservation and Education: a Bibliography. The Wetlands Centre, Newcastle, NSW.
Geering, D. (1995). Ecology of migratory shorebirds in the Hunter River Estuary. Shortland Wetlands Centre, NSW.
Grace, M. and N. Francesconi (1997). The Shortland Wetlands Centre. University of Newcastle, NSW. Unpublished thesis.
IUCN (2000). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Lightfoot, P. (2000). Tree planting at The Wetlands Centre at Shortland, Newcastle. The Wetlands Centre, Shortland, NSW.
MacDonald Wagner (1984). Ecological study of State Highway No. 23 (Shortland to Pacific Highway Corridor). Department of Main Roads, Hunter Division, NSW.
Maddock, M. (2002). Ibis in the Lower Hunter. The Wetlander 16(2): 11-12.
Matthei, L.E. (1995). Soil Landscapes of the Newcastle 1:100 000 Sheet Map, Department of Land & Water Conservation, Sydney.
Moss, J. (1983). An Investigation of the Natural Areas of Kooragang Island, Hunter River. NSW Department of Environment and Planning.
NCC (2000). Newcastle Stormwater Management Plan. Newcastle City Council, Newcastle, NSW.
NPWS (1998). Kooragang Nature Reserve and Hexham Swamp Nature Reserve Plan of Management. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hurstville, NSW.
NPWS (2002a). Atlas of NSW Wildlife. Database of flora and fauna sightings in NSW. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hurstville, NSW.
NPWS (2002b). Predation by Gambusia holbrooki - The Plague Minnow. Draft Threat Abatement Plan. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hurstville, NSW.
Rose, P.M. and D.A. Scott (1997). Waterfowl Population Estimates - Second edition. Wetlands International Publ. 44, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Sinlaparommard, J. (1999). Stormwater runoff quality at the Shortland Wetlands. Callaghan, NSW, University of Newcastle. Unpublished thesis.
Smith, P. (1991). The biology and management of waders (Suborder Charadrii) in NSW. NSW NPWS Species Management Report Number 9. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hurstville, NSW.
Sokoloff, B. (1974). The Woromi: Hunter Gatherers at Port Stephens. Part 1. Hunter Natural History, 6(3): 166 - 169.
Straw, P. (2000). Hunter Estuary Wader Habitat Investigation, Stage 2. Unpublished report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Watkins, D. (1993). A national plan for shorebird conservation in Australia. Australian Wader Studies Group.
Winning, G. (1989). The Wetlands Centre: Site Management Plan 1990-1994. The Wetlands Centre, Shortland, NSW. Unpublished.
Winning, G. (1996). Vegetation of Kooragang Nature Reserve and Hexham Swamp Nature Reserve and adjoining land. Report for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The Wetlands Centre, Shortland, NSW.