Draft Wildlife Conservation Plan Migratory Shorebirds

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The draft Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds provides a useful framework for strengthening measures to protect migratory waders and their habitat. We support the inclusion of a detailed description of the threats to migratory shorebirds, clear definitions of important habitat for migratory shorebirds and a detailed, prioritised table of actions required against each objective. We recommend that further details be included on the implementation of identified actions and a demonstrated commitment by the Australian Government to provide adequate resources to support ongoing population monitoring and implementation of the Plan. We also strongly recommend that the plan makes a commitment to no net loss of important shorebird habitat and recognises the significant impact of the cumulative effects of multiple threats.

 

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