Hamelin Station is a 202,000 hectare property, situated on 32 kilometres of coast line and bordering the Shark Bay World Heritage area. In March 2015 Bush Heritage Australia acquired Hamelin Station Reserve. It is an area of outstanding conservation value, located in the mid-west region of Western Australia. The reserve extends the protection of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area by a substantial 10%. It also helps to protect Hamelin Pool, one of the only two places in the world where living marine stromatolites are known to occur.
Shark Bay was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1991 for its natural heritage values. It satisfied all four of the natural criteria for World Heritage listing covering 2.2 million hectares on the Northwest coast of Western Australia. Complex interactions between the plants, the climate and the marine environment have allowed ‘living fossils’, stromatolites, to exist at Hamelin Pool.
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