RAMSAR obligations

The Coorong should be saved - not irrigation exports

The Lower Murray Lakes and Coorong area has been starved of water for so long that its life-supporting ecology is almost dead. Australia has failed dismally in its obligation to protect this iconic part of the world under RAMSAR wetland convention. We should have known for more than a decade of drought that the amount of water pumped out of the Murray Darling Basin for irrigation is completely unsustainable, and this is proving to be the case.