As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday 5 June 2019

No-one knows true status of Adani finch

Researchers say there are gaping holes in what's known about a bird that has delayed Adani's contentious new coal mine in Queensland.
No one knows the true status of an endangered finch that's delayed the Adani coal mine, including the Queensland government, experts say.
Researchers have reviewed contemporary studies on the black-throated finch and say there are big knowledge gaps on how many are left, exactly where they are living, and how far they roam.
They warn that uncertainty about distribution means knowledge of the bird's optimal habitat is likely to be "biased or incomplete".
They also point to limited outcomes from a national recovery plan for the species.
The finch is known to inhabit Adani's controversial Carmichael mine site, in Queensland's Galilee Basin.
Earlier this month the state government rejected Adani's plan to protect the bird, saying it was deficient. The company was told to go back to the drawing board and come back with a better plan if it wants its mine to proceed.
But it's now apparent that Adani's plan is not the only deficiency hurting the bird's prospects of recovery.

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