Draft Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds

Department of the Environment, 2014

Public comment

You are invited to comment on this draft wildlife conservation plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The public comment period closes 3 December 2014.

If you wish to comment on this draft plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to:

Email: recoveryplans@environment.gov.au

Mail:
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

About this document

Migratory species which visit Australia such as shorebirds received national protection as a matter of national environmental significance when the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) took effect in July 2000. Under the EPBC Act, wildlife conservation plans may be prepared for the purposes of protection, conservation and management of listed migratory, marine, cetacean or conservation dependant species.

This Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds provides a framework to guide conservation of 37 migratory shorebird species and their habitat in Australia, and in recognition of their migratory habits, outlines national activities to support their appreciation and conservation throughout the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The previous Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds came into effect in February 2006, and was the first wildlife conservation plan developed under the EPBC Act.

This Plan must be reviewed every five years.

Migratory shorebird species included under the Wildlife Conservation Plan.

Scientific Name Common Name
Charadriidae Plovers and Lapwings

Pluvialis fulva

Pacific Golden Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius bicinctus

Double-banded Plover

Charadrius mongolus

Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii

Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius veredus

Oriental Plover

Scolopacidae Sandpipers

Gallinago hardwickii

Latham's Snipe

Gallinago stenura

Pin-tailed Snipe

Gallinago megala

Swinhoe's Snipe

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit

Numenius minutus

Little Curlew

Numenius phaeopus

Whimbrel

Numenius madagascariensis

Eastern Curlew

Xenus cinereus

Terek Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

Tringa brevipes

Grey-tailed Tattler

Tringa incana

Wandering Tattler

Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank

Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

Tringa glareola

Wood Sandpiper

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Limnodromus semipalmatus

Asian Dowitcher

Calidris tenuirostris

Great Knot

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Calidris ruficollis

Red-necked Stint

Calidris subminuta

Long-toed Stint

Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris acuminata

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew Sandpiper

Limicola falcinellus

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

Phalaropus lobatus

Red-necked Phalarope

Glareolidae Pratincoles

Glareola maldivarum

Oriental Pratincole

About the public comment process

You are invited to comment on this draft wildlife conservation plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The release of this draft wildlife conservation plan marks the beginning of a public comment period that will close on the date listed.

At the end of this period the plan will be revised, taking into consideration any comments received. The Minister for the Environment will consider the revised plan as well as the comments received when deciding on adoption of the plan.

If you wish to comment on the draft wildlife conservation plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to the address above.

More information

For a comprehensive understanding of the provisions relating to migratory species, you should refer directly to the: