wetlands

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The new national park declared by the NSW government is still in excellent condition because its water supply remains largely intact, a top ecologist says.

Professor Richard Kingsford and an international team will develop a global standard for assessing and reporting the status of wetlands of international importance.

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Australians are being asked to collect wetland bird feathers to help scientists create the first ‘Feather Map of Australia’ to show the health of our wetland birds.

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Eastern Australia's wetlands have dried up in the drought and waterbird numbers have dropped to well below long-term averages, an aerial survey led by UNSW researchers has revealed.

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One of the Murray-Darling Basin’s most important wetlands, the Macquarie Marshes, has become drier during the past 20 years, leading to severe loss of ancient red gum trees and invasion of terrestrial plants, two new UNSW studies have revealed.

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An aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia covering about a third of the continent is underway for another year, led by UNSW's Richard Kingsford.

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The seemingly miraculous life-giving properties of water in Australia's parched heartlands are the subject of a documentary on ABC TV, featuring UNSW's Richard Kingsford.

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An extra 600,000 megalitres of water needs to be returned to the Murray River to avert an environmental disaster in its lower reaches, a scientific review has found.

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The largest ever survey of the health of Australia's vital wetlands is underway, with a team of UNSW environmental researchers conducting a special aerial survey of waterbirds across the entire continent.