The Gum Swamp area is a Wildlife Sanctuary and is an altered wetland.
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The Gum Swamp area is a Wildlife Sanctuary 4km south of Forbes off the Newell Highway. The wetlands provide a protected habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife and bird life. Recognised by the National Parkes and Wildlife Services as an important refuge for species during times of drought, The Kalari Wetlands has become well-known globally among the field ornithologists around the world.
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