09 May '11, 5am

Well done Grainne ... a well-deserved award for all your efforts and those of your volunteers.

Well done Grainne ... a well-deserved award for all your efforts and those of your volunteers.

The Friends of the Hooded Plover groups will continue beyond the life of the project, to ensure the birds have a secure future (credit: Glenn Ehmke). Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) has won the ‘Natural Environment’ category of the Victorian Coastal Awards for its Beach Nesting Birds project, which has recruited local communities and land managers to improve the breeding success of the Near Threatened Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis. The Awards recognize individuals, community groups, committees of management, projects and businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to protecting and enhancing Victoria’s coastal or marine environments. Endemic to Australia, the Hooded Plover acts as a flagship for serious coastal issues. “Hoodies are an excellent indicator of healthy beaches where recreation is balanced with coastal needs”, said Dr Grainne Maguire – Beach-nesting...

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/05/community-conse...

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