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Changing character: the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and climate change in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

Pittock, James; Finlayson, Max; Gardner, Alex; McKay, Clare


The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was established to conserve the world's diminishing wetlands on the assumption of a stationary hydrology, which is now threatened by climate change. This article examines how the Australian Commonwealth government is using the provisions within the Convention to deal with the degradation of six Ramsar-listed wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia. The ecological character of the wetlands is changing, primarily due to the manner in which the rivers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental and Planning Law Journal


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