- Part of Aramoana Saltmarsh is located in the coastal marine area, which is covered by the Regional Plan: Coast for Otago.
- Marsh considered to be biologically significant both as the most important habitat for wading birds, as well as the most extensive and least modified saltmarsh in Otago.9
- Birds commonly found in Aramoana Saltmarsh include migratory Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus finschi), Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus miles novae hollandiae), Banded Dotterel (Charadrius bicinctus), White-faced Heron (Ardea novae hollandiae novae hollandiae), and various species of Ducks (Anatidae) and Gulls (Laridae).7
- Eighty species of moth have been recorded.7
- Listed as an Area of Significant Conservation Value in the Dunedin City District Plan. Described as buffer area (pasture) dunes and sand spit. Breeding grounds for insects and feeding grounds for many birds. The saltmarsh area above mean high water springs lies adjacent to the second largest representation of dune slacks area in New Zealand. Of international/national significance.28
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