Call for comment on ACT migratory species plan

The ACT Government has initiated consultation on the draft migratory species action plan to protect and manage habitats used by migratory birds in the ACT.

Twenty-seven migratory birds are known to visit the ACT. some from as far away as northern Siberia, China, and Japan. For example, the Latham’s Snipe breeds in Hokkaido in Japan during the northern summer then flies the 8000 kilometres south along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway to south-eastern Australia.

The birds’ favourite places to spend the summer include the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Lake George and Lake Bathurst outside the ACT.

The plan aims to protect, restore and enhance important wetland, wildlife corridors and breeding habitat in the ACT.

It will manage identified threats to important sites and habitat and improve our knowledge about the occurrence and management of listed migratory species.

The draft action plan is on for comment until Friday, 25 August 2017.

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