The Gunbower Forest Ramsar Site was listed in 1982.
The Ramsar site is a large, seasonally flooded River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) forest and woodland on the floodplain of the Murray River in Victoria between Echuca and Koondrook, 235 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
The Ramsar site provides important habitat for native fish and waterbirds and supports the only breeding colony of the Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) in Victoria.
Land in the Ramsar site is reserved in the Gunbower National Park and the River Murray Reserve managed by Parks Victoria and Gunbower State Forest managed by DEPI.
The North Central Catchment Management Authority is responsible for catchment and waterway management in the region.
Ramsar site documents
The Gunbower Forest Ramsar Site Ecological Character Description and Gunbower Forest Ramsar Information Sheet can be found by visiting the Australian Ramsar Wetlands page on the Australian Government Department of Environment.
Image: River Red Gum forest, Gunbower Forest (2009), Source: Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority