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Ramsar internationally important wetlands – spatial metadata

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Layer: Queensland Ramsar Sites

Esri
Creation Date
2019-01-30
Creation Time
22:27:15
Modification Date
2019-01-25
Modification Time
15:10:29
Data Id Info
Id Citation
Title
Queensland Ramsar Sites
Cit Resp Party
Contact—organization name
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Role
details available on request
Contact—individual name
Cathy Ellis
Contact—position name
Principal Project Officer
Additional human language abstract/description

The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was the first modern inter-governmental treaty between nations aiming to conserve natural resources. The signing of the Convention took place in 1971 in the small Iranian town of Ramsar (since then, it has taken the common name of the Ramsar Convention). Australia was the first nation to become a Contracting Party to the Convention. The Convention's broad aims are to halt the worldwide loss of wetlands and to conserve, through wise use and management, those that remain. This requires international cooperation, policy making, capacity building and technology transfer. There are 5 Ramsar sites within Queensland (Administrators are shown in brackets): Moreton Bay (Queensland), Bowling Green Bay (Queensland), Currawinya Lakes (Queensland), Shoalwater and Corio Bays (Queensland/ Commonwealth), Great Sandy (Queensland).

Resource purpose/summary
The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, commonly referred to as the Ramsar Convention, aims to conserve one of the most threatened group of habitats, wetlands.
Id Po C
Contact—organization name
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP)
Contact—position name
Principal Project Officer
Rp Cnt Info
Cnt Address
City
Brisbane
Country
AU
Contact email address
data.coordinator♲env.qld.gov.au
Role
details available on request
Contact—individual name
Cathy Ellis
Theme Keys
Thesa Name
Title
ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keyword
environment
Theme Keys
Thesa Name
Title
ANZLIC
Keyword
ECOLOGY Ecosystem Conservation
Keyword
HERITAGE World Conservation
Search Keys
Keyword
environment
Keyword
ECOLOGY Ecosystem Conservation
Keyword
HERITAGE World Conservation
Res Const
Leg Consts
Security use limitations
While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection  makes no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which might be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.
Legal constraints; text
Conditions apply. The conditions of use are detailed in the data usage agreement, signed between the Custodian and the Recipient. No third party usage is permitted other than indicated in the agreement.
Res Const
Consts
Security use limitations

DEHP recommendsthat the Qld Ramsar Site data should not be used for decision making purposes when the layer is displayed at scales greater than 1:1000.

Dq Info
Report
Data quality report, measure description
Not consistent due to the multi-source nature of the data.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
Moreton Bay - complete and well documented. Bowling Green Bay and Shoalwater/Corio Bay - complete and well documented. Currawinya Lakes - complete and well documented. Great Sandy - complete and well documented.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
The attributes vary depending on the source of the data. The EPA has attempted to record the lineage of all linework within the ramsar coverages.
Report
Data quality report, measure description
Moreton Bay - varies according to source of linework, eg line work extracted from the DCDB will have a line attribute stating this. Bowling Green Bay - derived from the DCDB. Therefore, it is comparable to the DCDB in positional accuracy. Currawinya Lakes - derived from the DCDB. Therefore, it is comparable to the DCDB in positional accuracy. Shoalwater and Corio Bays - varies according to source of linework, eg line work digitised will have a line attribute stating this. Great Sandy - varies according to source of linework, eg line work extracted from the DCDB will have a line attribute stating this.
Entity and Attribute Information
details available on request
Dist Info
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Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Ramsar internationally important wetlands – spatial metadata, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 11 February 2019, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/get-mapping-help/metadata/ramsar-wetland/>.

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