14014: Building capacity for Fairy Tern conservation action
The Fairy tern (Sternula nereis) was recently listed as threatened under the EPBC Act. The reproductive performance of migratory populations of the species that reside in the south-west is suffering as a consequence of human disturbance and coastal development.
This project aims to build community capacity to monitor Fairy Tern behaviour, movements and numbers and where necessary collaborate with land and sea managers in implementing conservation actions.
The focus of the project will initially be on coastal areas of the northern agricultural region including the Abrolhos Islands, Turquoise Coast Islands and Jurien Bay Marine Park.
A Fairy Tern conservation guide will be developed as part of the project along with two local action plans, one for the Abrolhos Island and the other for the Turquoise Coast region. These products will be extended to other regions hosting migratory Fairy Tern after this initial project.
|Investment:||$ 27 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 21 620|
|Delivery organisation:||Conservation Council WA|
|Project duration:||February 2015 - April 2016|
|Location:||Coastal areas of Northern Agricultural region, including Abrolhos and Turquoise Coast Islands as well as the Jurien Bay Marine Park|
Department of Parks and Wildlife - Jurien; Department of Fisheries; Kwelena Mabakort Wedge Island Aboriginal Association