WetlandUpdate March 2018
Walking the landscape—catchment stories
To effectively manage a catchment it is important to have a collective understanding of how the catchment works. Catchment stories use map journals, integrated spatial information, photographs, animations and an informative narrative to demonstrate the features of catchments.
These stories describe the location, extent and values of the Noosa catchment. The stories demonstrate the key features which influence water flow, including geology, topography, rainfall and run-off, natural features, human modifications and land uses.
The information was compiled using the walking the landscape process, where experts systematically worked through a catchment in a facilitated workshop, incorporating diverse knowledge of the landscape, to develop catchment stories.
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WetlandInfo feature animal
Our March feature animal is Numenius madagascariensis, also known as the eastern curlew. Breeding in Russia and north-eastern China, this large wading shorebird travels to Australia’s north-western and eastern shorelines to feed during their non-breeding season. The species is protected under a range of migratory bird agreements as well as being listed as Critically Endangered under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Eastern curlew is threatened by social and economic pressures occurring along its migratory pathway, including wetland destruction and change, pollution and hunting.
WetlandInfo updates this section regularly, so stay tuned for more!
Last updated: 20 December 2017
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WetlandUpdate March 2018, WetlandInfo 2017, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 9 October 2018, .