Conservation and management of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote

Date: 16, Oct, 2018
Author(s):   Robert Heinsohn, Fernanda Alves, Dejan Stojanovic, Henry Cook, Matthew Webb
Publisher: TSR Hub

The forty-spotted pardalote is a small bird endemic to Tasmania. It has suffered severe declines and is now only found in a small part of its former range. Its main threats include habitat loss and fragmentation, introduced predators, competitors, and a parasitic fly causing severe nestling mortality. This project will: fill biological and ecological knowledge gaps about the species; test techniques to manage threats; undertake a feasibility analysis of the potential to reintroduce the bird to parts of its historical range; and identify areas suitable for reintroduction trials. Together, this work will increase the likelihood of the species surviving in the wild.