Action Statement 119 - Brolga
by Phillip Du Guesclin, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environment
This Action Statement has been prepared under section 19 of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 under delegation from Chtoe Munro, Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, June 2001
Activities that threaten the Brolga's preferred breeding habitat include:
-Drainage and modification of wetlands.
-Alteration of flood regimes during the breeding season which can cause nest abandonment.
- Modification of vegetation structure and species composition, water quality or soil structure at breeding and feeding sites.
-Widespread use of herbicides and pesticides especially in close proximity to breeding sites.
- Disturbance by hunting activities where young birds are still in the breeding wetland.
-Introduced predators taking eggs and killing chicks.
-Wildfire and burning programs, which remove nest material.
-Grazing by stock.
-Subdivision and fencing of large private land holdings.
-Erection of structures such as overhead powerlines.
-Use of wetlands for irrigation and/or re-use systems.