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Management of shorebirds and other waterbirds

Many waterbirds around the world, in particular shorebirds, are under threat. Loss of habitat is the primary cause, but hunting, pollution and disturbance also impact on waterbirds. In Australia, the numbers of many species are declining.

Wetland managers need a holistic integrated approach to the conservation and management of waterbirds and their habitats.

Flyway site network Aggregation Movement Feeding Breeding and moulting Managing for ecological requirements Pressures Legislation, policy and other management initiatives Roosting

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Last updated: 3 July 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Management of shorebirds and other waterbirds, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment and Science