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Managing for ecological requirements

Managers need a holistic integrated approach to the conservation and management of waterbirds and their habitats. They need to take into account feeding, roosting, movement, aggregation and breeding and moulting requirements. Consideration should be given to daily, seasonal and annual cycles and occasional extreme changes (drought; flood) in wetland habitats. Seasonal occurrence of waterbird species and long-term trends should be understood and integrated into management.

Beach-stone curlew and sharp-tailed sandpiper Photo by Russell Best

Quick facts

a guild refers to a group that shares certain habits or characteristics.

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Last updated: 25 February 2015

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Managing for ecological requirements, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at:

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