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Helicopter effects upon nesting White-bellied Sea-eagles and upon smaller birds at an isolated protected location (Eshelby Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia)

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Stokes
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The results are reported of a three-day study of helicopter effects upon small birds and breeding White-bellied Sea-eagles on a remote, rarely-visited Queensland island. Regular close passes by the helicopter above a sea-eagle nest, compounded by the presence of people and rain, probably caused breeding failure. Habituation to such activity is most unlikely to occur […]

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Habituation to human disturbance by breeding Bridled Terns Sterna anaethetus

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Dunlop
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Bridled Terns Sterna anaethetus breeding on Penguin Island in south-western Australia allow much closer human approach than they do on remote Bridled Island off the Pilbara coast. This difference in behaviour is attributed to the gradual habituation of Penguin Island terns to the regular presence, and relatively predictable activity, of people at that colony. The […]

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Management of human visitation to seabird islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park region

Category: Issue 1
Author(s): Stokes, Hulsman, Ogilvie, O'Neill
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Millions of seabirds of 22 species breed on over 78 islands surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) of Australia. Although many of the islands are Queensland national parks, some are part of the GBRMP, are vacant crown land or are under a lease arrangement. The importance of the islands to the breeding […]

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