Local businesses Ghanda Clothing Torquay and Go Ride A Wave (GRAW) have thrown support behind the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s (GORCC’s) #SaveTheHoodie campaign to encourage protection of the threatened Hooded Plover during their 2015/16 breeding season.
Hooded Plovers are beach-nesting birds that breed along the Surf Coast between September and May each year.
Unfortunately, their breeding season coincides with peak season crowds and the hoodies need space to nest and raise their chicks.
Beachgoers are urged to keep their distance from any nests, and to keep their dog out of breeding zones.
What can I do?
These threatened beach-nesting birds are struggling to survive!
Only 9 chicks have fledged (survived until they can fly) on the Surf Coast since 2010.
You help by sharing the official image of ‘Hamish the Hoodie’ and encouraging people and their dogs to #givethemspace.
#SAVETHEHOODIE & WIN!
1. Like/Follow Save The Hoodie
2. Share this image with the hashtag #SAVETHEHOODIE
3. Make sure you share to ‘Public’
You will go in the draw for great prizes including monthly ‘hoodies for hoodies’ thanks to Ghanda Clothing Torquay – PLUS – a full length 3/2 Quiksilver wetsuit & Learn to Surf Package thanks to Go Ride a Wave
The Save the Hoodie campaign supports intensive on ground efforts by the GORCC Conservation Team and dedicated Friends of the Hooded Plover Surf Coast Volunteers, as well as BirdLife Australia and other partners.
Have you shared the #SavetheHoodie message yet? Encourage your friends and family to spread the word and help us #SavetheHoodie!