TOONDAH - SAVE THE BAY
Toondah Harbour, just south-east of Brisbane, is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and a Ramsar wetland of international importance. Every year migratory birds, including the critically endangered Eastern Curlew, use the area to feed and prepare for their 10,000 km round trip to their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle.
The Eastern Curlew’s population has fallen by more than 80% in the last 30 years as its feeding and roosting habitat in coastal environments comes under increasing pressure from growing human populations.
Alarmingly, the Walker Corporation, Australia’s largest private developer, has proposed a 3,600 unit residential and commercial development and 200 berth marina right on top of the Ramsar-listed wetlands and important Eastern Curlew feeding habitat.
A private development of this scale within Ramsar wetlands is unheard of and if approved would set a dangerous precedent for future developments within Australia and Internationally
A final decision on this proposal has not yet been made but our birds need your voice to demand that Australia upholds its national and international obligations to protect migratory shorebirds, threatened species and Ramsar wetlands of international importance.
Australia can signal its environmental leadership in protecting these amazing Australian birds and the places they live by stopping the inappropriate Toondah Harbour development.
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