The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Lauren Moss, today announced the 2017 Waterfowl Hunting season dates and conditions to protect seriously depleted magpie goose numbers.
The scientific research and analysis is clear - action must be taken now to allow the magpie goose population to recover.
B=breeds regularly at WTP; NB=non-breeding visitor; RB=rarely breeds at WTP; V=vagrant Species Scientific name Magpie Goose
Anseranas semipalmata Musk Duck Biziura lobata Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae Domestic Goose Anser sp.
Mr Whitfield says the surveys will ask people questions such as how many fish they've caught or magpie goose
eggs they've collected.
It's the magpie goose - and six of the ancient birds are among a batch of new arrivals at Washington Wildfowl and Wetland Centre.
PRIZED: The magpie goose, above, and ruddy shelduck, right, are recent arrivals at Washington Wildfowl and Wetland Centre.
Boggy Plain is an important freshwater wetland that serves as habitat for species including the magpie goose
(historically, up to 85% of the total Northern Territory's magpie geese have gathered there to feed at times) and the long-necked turtle.