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Managing Ecosystem Services Provided By Palm Tree and Robinson Creek Wetlands

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

(not documented)

Industries

Conservation

Activities

On-ground work, Education extension, Research

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government Biodiversity Fund

Santos GLNG Project

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

13 June 2012

End date

31 December 2015

Summary

The Palm Tree and Robinson Creek wetlands in the upper Dawson River catchment are recognised as nationally significant wetlands. The project will deliver the following:
  • a rapid inventory of the wetland values and ecosystem services
  • communicate results to the local community
  • engage the local landholders in the development of a local management plan and guidelines
  • deliver incentives to landholders to undertake prioritised restoration and protection activities.

The project is a partnership between the Fitzroy Basin Association, the Upper Dawson Branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia, SANTOS, Qld. Parks and Wildlife Service and members of the Taroom community.

Benefits

This project formed the first major study of the wetlands complex, and covered all aspects of flora and fauna (excluding land-based invertebrates). The results from the surveys were made available to the local community, project funders, and species records will shortly be available on WildNet.

Lesson

Landholders responded well to the set of management guidelines that were produced, alongside the other communication documents developed for this project.

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 10 March 2016

This page should be cited as:

Managing Ecosystem Services Provided By Palm Tree and Robinson Creek Wetlands, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/managing-ecosystem-services-provided-by-palm-tree-and-robinson-creek-wetlands-0d79/>.

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