To protect the critically endangered Eastern Curlew and many other threatened species, it is vital that the Federal Government save Toondah Harbour. The Walker Corporation's proposal will permanently destroy many hectares of irreplaceable migratory shorebird feeding habitat.
Toondah Harbour is habitat for critically endangered Eastern Curlew and other migratory shorebirds and is at risk of getting destroyed by Walker Corporation’s plans.
The fate of Toondah Harbour’s precious Ramsar wetlands and birds is now in the hands of Environment Minister Plibersek.
Take action now. Simply:
Join us in making it clear that this nature-destroying project must not be approved. Email Minister Plibersek today!
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Moreton Bay, in which Toondah Harbour is located, is internationally significant for Eastern Curlew. These birds exclusively roost and feed in coastal environments. Based on BirdLife Australia’s historical counting data, Moreton Bay is the single most important site for Eastern Curlew in Australia, supporting up to 6.5% of the world’s population.
Over the past 30 years, the population of Eastern Curlew has declined by over 80%, resulting in their uplisting to Critically Endangered.
The Proposal area and the species that inhabit it are protected under numerous international conventions and agreements including:
This is the home stretch of our campaign to save the wetlands and birds of Toondah Harbour.
“We know that environmentalists and bird scientists across the world are keenly watching the outcome of this process with grave concerns for the potential impact in other nations, as well as to species in Australia.” says BirdLife Australia’s CEO Kate Millar.
We will have a final decision within weeks. Add your voice: email Minister Plibersek today!
The clock is ticking for Minister to decide on Walker Corporation’s destructive Toondah Harbour real estate project.
Toondah Harbour: should a wetland home to endangered birds become $1.3bn worth of shops, high-rises and a marina?
Watch the ABC 4 Corners Extinction Nation program which detailed the Toondah Harbour development proposal and its impacts to threatened shorebirds.
Australia's migratory shorebirds are incredible, many flying to and from the Northern Hemisphere every year. But sadly, because of the destruction of their habitats, hunting, and disturbance, their numbers have declined greatly.
Far Eastern Curlews are the largest of the world’s shorebirds, and are 'Critically Endangered'. With an impressive long bill