Great Sand Plover. Photo: Kim Williams.

Migratory Birds

There are 46 migratory birds that visit the south west region, and 17 of these are threatened* (DBCA, 2018). One Migratory birds visiting our region includes the “Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) which are the largest of all the world’s shorebirds, and call their call, a mournful ‘Cuuuurrlew’, ringing out beautifully across vast coastal wetlands. Their…

Remnant native vegetation protected in tenure for conservation purposes

Within the SWCC Region, only 34.7% of all remaining native vegetation is held in tenure that is protected for conservation purposes*, (the equivalent of 789 Rottnest Islands). Included within this is 33 National Parks, 133 Nature Reserves and various other protected tenure classifications. *Conservation purposes according to the international IUCN categories I-IV) (Government of Western…

Native Vegetation Approved for Clearing since 2004

Since clearing regulation begun in 2004, 10,582 ha* of vegetation has been approved for clearing within the SWCC Region, an area the size of approximately 5200 MCG ovals. Disclaimer: Statistics do not include exempt or illegal clearing, nor indicate if the clearing has occurred or not. Data source: * Department of Water and Environmental Regulation…