Migratory Species

Our work on migratory species is influencing national policy. In April 2016 Commonwealth Environment Minister Greg Hunt launched a migratory shorebird conservation plan, that begins to implement some of our lab’s research, along with that of others, on this issue over the past five years. Crucially, Minister Hunt also announced that Gregory Andrews, the Threatened Species Commissioner, had been appointed as a special emissary to East Asia to work with China and Korea to protect our migratory birds when they leave our shores, something that our science has shown is crucially necessary. We have been invited by the Commonwealth Government to brief them on these topics as they continue high level discussions with China and Korea on migratory species conservation.

Project members

Associate Professor Richard Fuller

ARC Future Fellow
School of Biological Sciences