National Directory Of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat

janinerFri, 23/04/2021 - 4:27pm

News from Birdlife Australia: Shorebird Directory Launches

After years of painstaking research, the National Directory of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat launched on 21 April — a vital step towards effective migratory shorebird habitat protection around Australia.

The National Directory of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat ('Directory') identifies, and guides investment into the protection and restoration of, important migratory shorebird habitat around Australia. It builds community awareness and Indigenous knowledge, helps achieve the goals of the Australian Government’s Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds and contributes to the implementation of Australia’s international obligations to the conservation and management of migratory shorebirds. It is based on thousands of field surveys by volunteers and experts, millions of bird sightings and uses rigorous methodology to identify key sites, thus providing useful and objective guidance.  

Port Stephens is the largest scale of site for surveys managed by Birdlife Australia.

The directory (or parts of it) can be downloaded for free.


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