Issues to consider in the development of a Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds
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Migratory species, including shorebirds, which visit Australia, 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 Act, wildlife conservation plans can be prepared to provide for the research and management actions necessary to support the survival of listed migratory species.
The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage is preparing a Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds in consultation with relevant stakeholders. The aims are to provide a strategic framework for the management of migratory shorebirds and to outline national activities to support flyway initiatives including the Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway.