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Fringing Wetland Ecosystem
Transcript of Fringing Wetland Ecosystem
Located 26km North of the Perth CBD in the City of Joondalup is Neil Hawkins Park, part of the Yellagonga Regional Park. This ecosystem surrounds the lakes and swaps on the area, such as Lake Joondalup.
This ecosystem is part of the 550ha of the wetlands that are within the Yellagonga Regional Park. This Park is part of the 98.9km2 City of Joondalup.
Flora and Fauna
The flora and fauna of the ecosystem includes both land and aquatic plants and animals. Therefore, the animals range from birds to insects and the plants from trees to reeds.
Threats and Conservation
The threats of the wetlands includes drainage, evacuation and filling, insect pest control and aesthetic disruption. The conservation efforts of this area are ensuring appropriate conditions on developments and approvals, discouraging the feeding of water birds, the relocation of other land use, protect and re-establish reed-beds and vegetation and the installation of reticulated sewerage.
The local importance of the wetland area is that it provides the basis for recreation, including viewing animals in their natural habitats. This creates a great area for people to view and experience nature first hand.
The park and wetlands are used for scientific research as it has such a rich biodiversity and has not been greatly affected by human impacts. The wetland area is used to extract data on wetland ecosystems and water quality for research and conservation use across the globe.
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