Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006
About the document
A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia is a cooperative project involving the Australian and state and territory governments. It is coordinated by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) and was first published in 1993.
The Directory not only identifies nationally important wetlands, it provides a substantial knowledge base of what defines wetlands, their variety, and the many flora and fauna species that depend on them. In addition, it contains information about their social and cultural values and some of the ecosystem services and benefits they provide.