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A guide to the management of our wetland resources.

Wetlands are one of Western Australia's most important natural assets. We've already lost 90% of our wetlands in the Swan Coastal Plain and many of the existing ones are severely degraded, so the conservation, sustainable management and rehabilitation of our wetlands remains a key issue.

The Wetlands Management Plan

The Wetlands Management Plan provides a framework for the landowners to use our wetland ecosystems sustainably. Its goal is to see wetlands recognised and managed as ecological and community assets for the benefit of present and future generations.
The practical objectives are to:

  • manage wetlands as integrated systems at local, regional, state, national and international levels
  • support the care, rehabilitation, conservation and restoration, of wetlands
  • improve community understanding of wetlands as natural assets
  • Ensure that our wetlands are appropriately managed and protected
  • Research, develop and maintain, a comprehensive knowledge base of our wetland flora.