Status of wetlands in northern Australia Abstract and presentation made at 2nd National Conference on Aquatic Environments: Sustaining our Aquatic Environments - Implementing Solutions, Townsville, 20-23 November 2001
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5 Wetland information base Wetland information base -- uneven, uneven, outdated, lackingoutdated, lacking Wetland area (km2) in wet-dry tropics Auslig 250k 89 704 Digital Chart of the World 70 078 Matthews natural wetlands 35 649 DISCover land use - IGBP 4 727 Directory of Important Wetlands 30 849 CSIRO wetland database 18 539 Framework for wetland inventoryFramework for wetland inventory Step 1. State the purpose and objective 2. Review existing knowledge and information 3. Review existing inventory methods 4. Determine the scale and resolution 5. Establish a core or minimum data set 6. Establish a habitat classification 7. Choose an appropriate method 8. Establish a data management system 9. Establish a time schedule and extent of resources 10. Assess the feasibility & cost effectiveness 11. Establish a reporting procedure 12. Establish a review and evaluation process 13. Plan a pilot study