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The Wetlands Policy of the Commonwealth Government of Australia

By Government of Australia
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In 1995 the Biodiversity Group of Environment Australia (formerly the Australian Nature
Conservation Agency), as the designated administrative authority for implementation in
Australia of the Ramsar Convention, began the process of preparing this Policy. The
Agency was responding to encouragement for signatory governments to develop such
policy instruments, as a means of pursuing the global agenda of halting the worldwide
loss of wetlands.