Protective fencing to protect Hooded Plover habitat nests and chicks (2025)
Friends of the Hooded Plover (Mornington Peninsula) Inc
Project duration: 2017-2018
Location: Mornington Peninsula National Park (Sorrento Back Beach to Flinders)
Mornington Peninsula National Park( MPNP) has over 5 million visitors per year. It is home to the vulnerable Hooded Plover. Hooded Plovers lay their eggs directly on the sand in a nest scrape above the high-tide mark or in the dunes. The installation of permanent fencing will direct beachgoers onto the beach using formalised paths, rather than making numerous tracks through the dunes. This reduces erosion impacts and risks of egg/chick crushing.