Friday, 25 April 2014

Currawinya Lakes

When chatting with Peter, we asked what we should see after lunch. He suggested heading down to view the lakes - and we're glad we did!

"Currawinya wetlands are Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. The Currawinya lakes are among the most significant wetlands in Australia, supporting at times more than 250 000 waterbirds on fresh and saline lakes, waterholes and claypans. No other wetland in arid or southern Australia is thought to support such a high number of waterbirds consistently."

Erin was familiar with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands through her TAFE studies (and used to volunteer at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, which is another Ramsar site) but it was a new concept to Nick and I - and made for some interesting reading.  There is a wealth of information about the lakes here.

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