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Research Case Study: Recovering Australia's migratory shorebirds

Website/Report

Project lead

University of Queensland

Partnerships

Burnett Mary Regional Group

Queensland Wetlands Program

Queensland Wader Study Group

Industries

Science

Activities

On-ground work, Research

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

2016

End date

2019

Summary

Millions of migratory shorebirds arrive in Australia each year to feed and put on energy reserves, after travelling thousands of kilometres from their breeding sites in the Arctic. Despite their protection under numerous agreements, international treaties, and federal, state, and local legislation, shorebird numbers continue to decline. This project will consolidate and analyse information on shorebird numbers, life cycle traits, and threats. It will explore how best to plan and implement effective recovery actions to ensure these migrants are better managed on Australia’s shores, with a focus on the Great Sandy Strait of Queensland.

Benefits

Investigations will be used to determine the most effective management activities to safeguard the future of Australia’s shorebirds.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 12 December 2017

This page should be cited as:

Research Case Study: Recovering Australia's migratory shorebirds, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/research-case-study-recovering-australias-migratory-shorebirds-0a40/>.

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