Snapshot: A healthy Basin environment
The river systems of the Murrayâ€“Darling Basin provide a range of unique natural environments. As well as many significant waterways, there are over 30,000 wetlands in the Basin, including 16 internationally significant Ramsar sites. A healthy Basin environment will support a diverse range of bird, fish and plant species. Basin health is also important for people, providing recreational benefits for communities, as well as water of a quality suitable for irrigation and domestic use.