A Threatened Species Index for Australia: Interim Report Part 1 – Birds, Executive Summary

Date: 17, Aug, 2021
Author(s):   Bayraktarov, E., Ehmke, G., Tulloch, A., Driessen, J., O’Connor, J., Barnes, M., Woinarski, J., Garnett, S., McRae, L., Lindenmayer, D. , Avery-Gomm, S., Morgain, R., Nguyen, H., Watmuff, J., MacGregor, N., Byrne, M., Hardie, M., Joseph, L., Mokany, A., Bennison, K., Brazill-Boast, J., Carter, O., Chauvenet, A., Guru, S., Hill, B., Hodgon, J., Holewa, H., Kark, S., Kitchin, M., Kutt, A., La Salle, J., Latch, P., Legge, S., McDonald-Madden, E., Moorrees, A., Nicholls, M., et al.

This is the executive summary of the Threatened Species Index (TSX) interim report for birds.

The goal of the TSX Project is to develop, test and deliver an index that provides reliable and robust measures of changes in the relative abundance of Australia’s threatened and Near Threatened species. A credible TSX is vital for understanding and reporting on overall biodiversity changes. Our initial focus has been on threatened and Near Threatened birds, selected to provide a proof-of-concept for the methodology and to explore reporting capabilities.