Port Phillip Bay & Bellarine Peninsula

Ramsar logo

Port Phillip Bay & Bellarine Peninsula

  • Pays: 
    Australie
  • Numéro du site: 
    266
  • Superficie: 
    22'897 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    15-12-1982
  • Coordonnées: 
    38°04'S 144°36'E
Le matériel présenté sur ce site web, et en particulier les cartes et l’information territoriale, est tel qu’il apparaît dans les données disponibles et n’implique en aucune manière l’expression d’une opinion quelconque de la part du Secrétariat de la Convention de Ramsar concernant le statut juridique de tout pays, territoire, ville ou zone, ou de ses autorités, ou concernant la délimitation de ses frontières ou limites.

Panorama

Port Phillip Bay & Bellarine Peninsula. 15/12/82; Victoria; 22,897 ha; 38°04'S 144°36'E. State Wildlife Reserves, Marine Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuary, Metropolitan Park. Six discrete areas of various wetland types, ranging from shallow, marine waters and estuaries to freshwater lakes, seasonal swamps, intertidal mudflats, and seagrass beds. Of outstanding importance to waterbirds, the bay supports more than 1% of the Australian population of 14 waterbird species, and 5% of the Victorian population of another 12 bird species. Tens of thousands of ibises (Threskiornis molucca and arphibis spinicollis) roost here. Up to 65,000 migratory waders occur in summer, making it the sixth most important site for waders in Australia. The area supports rare bird species, notably the endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster). Located near a high density urban area of over three million people, the Bay is used intensively for recreation. Other activities include livestock grazing, aquaculture, and nearby salt production. Ramsar site no. 266. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Région administrative: 
Victoria

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • marine and wildlife reserve
    • fisheries reserve
    • state park
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    01-01-1998

Téléchargements

Fiche descriptive Ramsar (FDR)

Carte du site