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The River Murray and its wetlands and floodplains are home to a wide range of native plants and animals, some of which are only found in particular sections of the river and others travel from across the world to breed and feed along the river and wetlands during the year.

In South Australia there are three Ramsar-listed wetlands that are internationally important because of the plants and animals they support and the endangered or threatened species that rely on them.

These are:

In the River Murray and wetlands, many of the native fish are protected.

Find out more about native and pest plants and animals in the Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin and the Natural Resources South-East regions.