BirdLife Australia in the media: March

Monday, 1 April 2024

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BirdLife Australia in the media: March 2024

Find out more about our bird conservation work around the country with our monthly multimedia round-up.

1. Will Plibersek let a property developer destroy the habitat of our critically endangered birds? (Crikey)

Soon, Minister for the Environment Tanya Plibersek will decide the fate of Queensland’s Toondah Harbour and reject or approve Walker Corporation’s proposal to develop these internationally significant wetlands. Ahead of her imminent decision, former Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and head of Australia’s Ramsar Administrative Authority, David Papps AM, urges the Minister to make the right decision – and delves into what approving this development would mean for Australia’s national and international reputation.

In the middle of the frame. a full moon rises over the mudflats and mangroves of Toondah Harbour against a dark sky. The moon's reflection is visible in the water below.
A thunder moon rises over Toondah Harbour. Photo by Judy Leitch

2. Beau Meney on the Weekend Birder Podcast

In this Australian birding podcast, host Kirsty Costa caught up with our very own Woodland Birds Project Coordinator Beau Meney to chat all things Swift Parrot.

In the centre of the frame is a cropped photo of Beau Meney, wearing a white Weekend Birder shirt, against a blue background and yellow footer banner. Above him is the words "NEW EPISODE Weekend Birder" in white, and to his left is a white speech bubble with black text that reads "with Beau Meney", and below him a white text box that reads "Episode 66 - Swift Parrots"

3. Call to close at least 30 wetlands to duck hunters (The Canberra Times)

BirdLife Australia experts are calling for at least 30 Victorian wetlands to be closed to duck hunters to protect threatened species, ahead of the upcoming Victorian duck hunting season.

To the left of the frame, a Pacific Black Duck is silhouetted against an orange background, its reflection visible in the water below
As a game duck species, Pacific Black Ducks can be hunted in Victoria. Photo by Lea Scaddan

4. Rainbow lorikeet crowned most commonly spotted bird in 10th annual Aussie Bird Count (ABC News)

Announcing (and analysing) the 2023 Aussie Bird Count results.

To the right of the frame, a brightly-coloured Rainbow Lorikeet peers out of the pink blossom and gum nuts of a flowering gum.
Rainbow Lorikeets were once again Australia’s most commonly counted bird for the Aussie Bird Count. Photo by Colin Stansfield

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