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.
The Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources is developing a management plan for the South Para Parks, incorporating:
- Para Wirra Recreation Park
- Hale Conservation Park
- Warren Conservation Park and
- Sandy Creek Conservation Park
The NCSSA provided comments on the Biodiversity and Visitor Use Discussion Papers that will guide development of the management plan for the South Para Parks.