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BirdLife Australia - Act for Birds

Community Forum, Brisbane

Date: Wednesday 9 May 

Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start (runs until 8:30pm)

Venue: The Fox Hotel, 71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane

Join BirdLife in Brisbane this May to hear about how nature laws are failing our birds  and what we can do to help them.

BirdLife Australia is calling for stronger nature laws that genuinely protect our wonderful birds and their precious habitats. Our Act for Birds campaign is live, our report just launched, and across the environmental movement as a whole we're starting to see the extinction crisis getting the national media attention it deserves. 

Right now in Southern Queensland, the Critically Endangered Eastern Curlew and other Critically Endangered shorebirds are under threat from the proposed Toondah Harbour development. As one of the most threatened suites of species in the world, their survival depends on protecting all remaining habitat across their migration route.

The deliberate destruction of a wetland protected under the Ramsar Convention is unacceptable. We need national nature laws that don’t let vested interests derail important decisions such as protecting internationally significant wetlands.

Our real power to secure stronger nature laws – and better outcomes for birds - lies in the stories and voices of local bird-lovers from around the country. So BirdLife will be hosting 8 community forums across the country! 

This series of community forums will bring together people who care about birds and nature to share knowledge and take action. Attendees will get the chance to improve their understanding of this national issue, why it’s important and how it relates to you. We'll talk through exactly how the current system of nature laws is fundamentally broken and offer practical ways to take action about the local issues that matter to you. 

This will be a great opportunity for passionate nature lovers (like you!) to connect with one another, come up with ideas of your own, and take action together for the places and birds you love! 

Licensed venue - snack food will be provided.