Helping hand for protected shorebirds

Four women standing near a lake having a discussion.

Helping threatened shorebirds (left to right) Sophie Hall-Aspland (NPWS), Shamaram Eichmann (DPI), Amelia Parsons and Troylene Parsons. Photo credit: Chris Sheedy.

Sea Rangers work to protect nest sites

Two Aboriginal Sea Rangers are helping to monitor and manage nesting sites of protected shorebirds on Wallaga Lake Spit on the NSW south coast.

Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council employed Amelia and Troylene Parsons with funding assistance from the NSW Government’s Marine Estate Management Strategy.

They will help protect hooded plovers, pied oystercatchers and little terns from predators and human activity while nesting in the area.

Staff from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Primary Industries trained Amelia and Troylene on how to monitor nesting sites and protect the birds.

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