“Kiawah Island provides critical wintering habitat for the threatened Atlantic coast population, as well as the endangered Great Lakes Population, of piping plovers.”
The move could be the first step towards enhanced protection for many of Canada’s other endangered species, say conservationists.
In December 2006, BirdLife were among those reporting that a coalition of organisations were to file a lawsuit against the Canadian Environment Minister for her ministry’s refusal to identify critical habitat in the recovery strategy of Piping Plover.
“For naturalists, the court case was a last resort that we saw as a choice between doing nothing and risking extinction of not just the plovers, but also Canada’s endangered species protection law,” said Julie Gelfand, President of Nature Canada.
Audubon victory protects Piping Plover on Beaches of NC: here.
Piping plover parents fake a broken wing, luring predators from the nest. You can help protect them: here.
Piping plover chick photo: here.
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- New Dutch bird reserve (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
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