Ginini Flats Subalpine Bog Complex

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Ginini Flats Subalpine Bog Complex

  • Country: 
    Australia
  • Site number: 
    793
  • Area: 
    125 ha
  • Designation date: 
    11-03-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    35°31'S 148°46'E
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Overview

Ginini Flats Subalpine Bog Complex. 11/03/96; Australian Capital Territory; 125 ha; 35°31'S 148°46'E. National Park. A complex of subalpine, spring-fed, Sphagnum bogs, associated wet heath and wet grassland with impeded drainage, ephemeral pools and permanent streams set in a series of interconnected flats. The area includes some of the largest, deepest and best preserved bogs found in mainland southeastern Australia. The site supports a distinctive fauna that includes many unusual, rare or endemic invertebrates and vertebrates, with many species at the northern limit of their range. The wetland is particularly important for the conservation of the spectacular corroboree frog, a rare, endemic species found only at high altitudes with a limited distribution. Human activities are principally recreational, but have included livestock grazing and peat extraction in the past. Ramsar site no. 793. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

Administrative region: 
Australian Capital Territory

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    11-03-1996

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