To weed or not to weed

Recent research on the impacts of reveg and weed control on urban-sensitive birds in Brisbane's parks and reserves has shed new light on the do's and dont's of creating places for birds.

Urbanisation is a driver of bird declines in many cities. Land managers often manage green spaces as wildlife refugia. We examined the value of some of these refugia and found that not all forms of vegetation restoration serve the needs of the bird species we would like to retain in our cities. Our analysis suggests that there needs to be careful thought about which bird species are the targets of our conservation efforts prior to implementing them.

Read the full story by University of Queensland PhD student Carla Archibald on Decision Point.

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