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#RespectRamsar

#RespectRamsar

The Australian Government has failed to outright reject the latest Toondah Harbour development proposal.

The proposal will encroach on over 40 hectares of Ramsar wetlands and significantly endanger Eastern Curlew feeding habitat.   

The proposal now moves to the next stage of the approval process and is one step away from setting a dangerous precedent for future developments within Australia's 66 Ramsar sites. 

Let the Minister know that we will continue to watch this development and raise our collective voices if this or any future development encroaches on Ramsar wetlands. 

Australia must #RespectRamsar.

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One of the most important wetlands

Historical development and increasing human population around Moreton Bay has significantly reduced the availability of undisturbed feeding and roosting habitat for migratory shorebirds in Moreton Bay.

The proposed development for Toondah Harbour will further reduce the availability of feeding habitat of the Eastern Curlew and other shorebird species. Also of great concern, the proposed development footprint includes over 40 hectares of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site.

As the most important wetlands in the world, Ramsar wetlands should never be developed. If the proposed development at Toondah Harbour is approved, it will set a dangerous precedent for future protection of Ramsar-listed wetlands in Australia and around the world.

 
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Will you stand with Ramsar?

BirdLife will be watching the Toondah Harbour development closely and is ready to call out the Australian Government if Ramsar wetlands continue to be disrespected.