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WetlandUpdate March 2018

Walking the landscape—catchment stories

To effectively manage a catchment it is important to have a collective understanding of how the catchment works. Catchment stories use map journals, integrated spatial information, photographs, animations and an informative narrative to demonstrate the features of catchments.

These stories describe the location, extent and values of the Noosa catchment. The stories demonstrate the key features which influence water flow, including geology, topography, rainfall and run-off, natural features, human modifications and land uses.

The information was compiled using the walking the landscape process, where experts systematically worked through a catchment in a facilitated workshop, incorporating diverse knowledge of the landscape, to develop catchment stories.

Updates, improvements and links

Projects from the Burnett Mary Regional group and Moreton Bay Regional Council have been added to the Wetland projects search tool


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WetlandInfo feature animal

Our March feature animal is Numenius madagascariensis, also known as the eastern curlew. Breeding in Russia and north-eastern China, this large wading shorebird travels to Australia’s north-western and eastern shorelines to feed during their non-breeding season. The species is protected under a range of migratory bird agreements as well as being listed as Critically Endangered under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Eastern curlew is threatened by social and economic pressures occurring along its migratory pathway, including wetland destruction and change, pollution and hunting.

WetlandInfo updates this section regularly, so stay tuned for more!

Eastern curlew
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