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.
|Buchanan, B. 2003. Waterbirding at Esperance. Western Australian Bird Notes 105, 18-20.
CALM 1991. South Coast Region, Regional Management Plan 1992-2002. Management Plan No. 24, Department of Conservation & Land Management, Perth, Western Australia.
Cummings, B. and Hardy, A. 2000. Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report. Environment Australia, Canberra. (Also available online at http://www.ea.gov.au/parks/nrs/ibra/version5-1/summary-report/index.html).
Esperance Catchment Support Team. 2000. Dalyup Catchment Report. Agriculture Western Australia, Esperance.
Halse, S.A., Jaensch, R.P., Munro, D.R. and Pearson, G.B. 1990. Annual waterfowl counts in south-western Australia - 1988/89. Dept. of Conservation & Land Management Technical Report No. 25. 43 pp.
Halse, S.A., Pearson, G.B. and Patrick, S. 1993. Vegetation of depth-gauged wetlands in nature reserves in south-west Western Australia. Western Australian Department of Conservation & Land Management Technical Report 30.
Jaensch, R.P., Vervest, R.M. and Hewish, M.J. 1988. Waterbirds in nature reserves of south-western Australia: reserve accounts. Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union Report No. 30. 290 pp.
Jaensch, R.P. and Watkins, D. 1999. Nomination of additional Ramsar wetlands in Western Australia. Unpublished technical report by Wetlands International - Oceania for the Department of Conservation & Land Management, Perth.
Lane, J., Jaensch, R. and Lynch, R. 1996. Western Australia. In, ANCA. A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia. Second edition. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.
Newbey, B.J. 1996. Report on Hooded Plover project, June 1994 to March 1996. WA Bird Notes 79, Suppl.
Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1997. Waterfowl population estimates. Second edition. Wetlands International Publication 44, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Singor, M. 1999. Hooded Plover Report No. 2, 1996-1999. WA Bird Notes 90, Suppl.
Weston, M.A. and Elgar, M.A. 2000. The effect of a Major Rainfall Event on Hooded Plovers on a Salt-lake in Western Australia. Emu 100, 64-69.
Wilson, B. 2003. A Preliminary Assessment of the Recent Environmental History of Lake Gore - Esperance WA. A Technical Report prepared for the Department of Conservation and Land Management by the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth.