Plovers’ season breeds dismay

PROTECTORS of the endangered hooded plover are documenting senseless acts by beachgoers that are threatening breeding birds.

The plovers each year struggle to breed on Mornington Peninsula beaches with an ever decreasing number of their chicks ever taking flight.

Dr Grainne Maguire of BirdLife Australia’s beach-nesting birds’ team said data shows that without preventative action hooded plovers will be extinct in the region “in the next 25 years”.


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