The Ramsar Convention encourages the development of three key documents for each Ramsar site:
- Ramsar Information Sheets - required at the time of nomination of a site to the List of Wetlands of International Importance, are to be updated every six years, or when there are significant changes in the site's ecological character.
- Ecological Character Descriptions - describe the ecological character of the site at the time of its listing as a wetland of international importance.
- Management Plans - used to formulate and implement planning so as to promote the wise use and conservation of wetlands.
For more information about these documents see the Ramsar documents page.
Along with the available site documents, additional information and resources on this Ramsar site are listed below. Please note that apart from the Ramsar Information Sheets, not all documents are currently available for every Australian Ramsar site.
|Australian Nature Conservation Agency (1996). A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia, Second Edition. ANCA, Canberra.
Bacon, P. E. (1994) Vegetation responses to variation in water availability in the Macquarie Marshes. Report to Macquarie Marshes Catchment Committee.
Blasco, D. (1997) The Ramsar Convention Manual: a Guide to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Iran, 1971), Second Edition. Ramsar Convention Bureau, Gland.
Briggs, S. V. and Thornton, S. A. (1995) Relationships between duration of flooding and waterbird breeding in red gum wetlands. Unpublished report to Murray Darling Basin Commission.
Brock, P. (ed.) (1997) Macquarie Marshes Land and water management plan. Macquarie Marshes Catchment Committee.
Cooper, B. (1994) Central and North West regions water quality program report on pesticide monitoring. DLWC, Sydney.
Cunningham, G. (1996) Macquarie Marshes grazing study. Unpublished report to the Macquarie Marshes Catchment Committee. Department of Water Resources and National Parks and Wildlife Service (1986) Water Management Plan for the Macquarie Marshes. DWR and NPWS, Sydney.
Expert Group on Asset Valuation Methods and Cost Recovery Definitions for the Australian Water Industry. (1995) Report to Council of Australian Governments.
Gehrke, P. C., Brown, P., Schiller, C. B., Moffat, D. B. and Bruce, A. M. (In press). 'River regulation and fish communities in the Murray-Darling River system, Australia'. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management.
Harris, J. H. (1995) Carp: the prospects for control? Water 22, (2), 25-28.
Hassall & Associates, Department of Land & Water Conservation, National Parks & Wildlife Service, and CSIRO (1998) Climate change scenarios and managing the scarce water resources of the Macquarie River. Australian Greenhouse Office, Canberra.
Johnson, W. J. (1995) Breeding of colonially nesting waterbirds in the Macquarie Marshes. Report to Macquarie Marshes Catchment Committee.
Kingsford, R.T. & Johnson, W.J. (1998) Impact of water diversions on colonially-nesting waterbirds in the Macquarie Marshes of arid Australia. Colonial Waterbirds 21(2): 159-170.
Kingsford, R. T. & Thomas, R. F. (1995) The Macquarie Marshes in arid Australia and its waterbirds: a 50 year history of decline. Environmental Management 19.
Land Management Task Force (1995) Managing for the future. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.
Maddock, M. (In press) The status of Herons in Australasia and Oceania. In: Status and conservation of Herons, eds Kushlan J. A. & Hafner, H. Academic Press.
Mitchell, D. S. (1995) The ecology of the Macquarie Marshes: an evaluation of the main factors affecting their current condition. Unpublished report to the Macquarie Valley Irrigators Association.
Marchant, S., & Higgins, P, J. (1990) Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds Volume 1 Ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
McFeeters, S. (1999) Feasibility study into the tourism potential of the Macquarie Marshes. Unpublished report for Tourism NSW, Sydney.
Murray-Darling Basin Commission (1999) Salinity audit. MDBC, Canberra..
Nannestad, C. (ed) (1994) Proceedings of the forum on European Carp, Wagga Wagga NSW, 20 June 1994. Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Committee, Wagga Wagga.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (1993) Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve Plan of Management, NPWS, Sydney.
National Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Land and Water Conservation (1996) Macquarie Marshes Water Management Plan. NPWS and DLWC, Sydney.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (1997) Draft Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve Fire Management Plan. NPWS, Sydney.
O'Brien, J. M. (1995) 1994/95 Macquarie cotton industry benchmarking, DLWC, Sydney.
Swales, S., & Curran, S. J. (1995) A survey of the fish resources of the Macquarie Marshes, NSW. Unpublished report to NSW Department of Water Resources.