Understanding the environmental conditions which allow
the exceptional migratory bird habitat at Roebuck Bay, Western Australia
The rapid expansion of Broome, WA's premier tourist location and increasing
commercial exploitation of the region of Roebuck Bay threaten wetland
habitats of international importance as feeding grounds for migratory
wading birds protected under the Ramsar Convention. Conservation
of the wading pird population, a significant tourist asset, is dependent
upon maintenance of food organisms inhabiting extensive tidal mudflats.
This study will investigate the nature and distribution of these invertebrate
prey animals and the degree to which they are subjected , and are susceptible,
to pollution. The study will provide base line data and a management plan
by which future impacts of pollution may be minimised.
View the preliminary report regarding the
pilot study done during June, 1997.
For a good description of Roebuck Bay, visit the Environment Australia
~ Biodiversity Group official Roebuck Bay Ramsar Site web page.
Enjoy a few photos!