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Wetlands identified as having high biological value and under high threat through the Wheatbelt Biological Survey have been identified as catchments on which to focus recovery actions.

There are six recovery catchments that represent a wide range of wetland and valley floor biological communities, and make an important contribution to maintaining the aesthetic character, sense of place, and many other human values including recreational and future opportunity value.

Three of the catchments contain wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention as Wetlands of International Importance, that support threatened species and ecological communities.

  • Buntine-Marchagee gypsum wetlands - Photo © Parks and Wildlife
    Buntine-Marchagee gypsum wetlands - Photo © Parks and Wildlife
  • Fresh brackish wetland at the Buntine-Marchagee - Photo © Parks and Wildlife
    Fresh brackish wetland at the Buntine-Marchagee NDRC - Photo © Parks and Wildlife