Respect Ramsar

Respect Ramsar

Visit the coastline of Queensland's Moreton Bay in summer, and you’ll be rewarded with the spectacular sight of thousands of migratory shorebirds, including the Critically Endangered Eastern Curlew.

Moreton Bay is so important for migratory shorebirds and other wildlife, that its protected under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. It’s one of 65 wetlands in Australia that have been listed under the Convention.

Despite its significance, a proposed development at Toondah Harbour within Moreton Bay intends to reclaim over 43 hectares of the Ramsar site and destroy feeding habitat used by the Eastern Curlew and ...

Visit the coastline of Queensland's Moreton Bay in summer, and you’ll be rewarded with the spectacular sight of thousands of migratory shorebirds, including the Critically Endangered Eastern Curlew.

Moreton Bay is so important for migratory shorebirds and other wildlife, that its protected under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. It’s one of 65 wetlands in Australia that have been listed under the Convention.

Despite its significance, a proposed development at Toondah Harbour within Moreton Bay intends to reclaim over 43 hectares of the Ramsar site and destroy feeding habitat used by the Eastern Curlew and other migratory shorebirds.

As the most important wetlands in the world, Ramsar listed wetlands should never be developed.

We acknowledge the need to revitalise Toondah Harbour, but any development must be undertaken in an environmentally sensitive way that respects Australia's obligations under the Ramsar Convention and protects threatened species.

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The Federal Government is currently seeking public comments on the proposed development at Toondah Harbour.

 

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