1 – The Lake Eyre Basin – one of the world’s great desert river systems 5 Fig. 1.2. Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre receives water regularly but very seldom fills enough to provide large productive areas for fish and waterbirds (photo, R.T. Kingsford). Fig. 1.3. Australian pelicans form large breeding colonies on some of the large lakes of the Lake Eyre Basin where there are islands, such as Lake Machattie (photo, R. T. Kingsford).
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