Reintroduction plan to rescue the northern eastern bristlebird

Date: 06, Nov, 2018
Author(s):   Martine Maron, Zoe Stone
Publisher: TSR Hub

The ecologically unique northern population of the eastern bristlebird is among the most threatened Australia birds. This project will develop an emergency action plan that will guide on-the-ground actions to stop the decline, increase the wild population and directly improve long-term persistence. The plan builds on previous monitoring and research conducted by the Eastern Bristlebird Recovery Northern Working Group, and will include 1) the development of site-specific habitat management guidelines; 2) prioritisation of management needs across sites; 3) evaluation of the need for genetic rescue of the captive breeding population; and 4) development of protocols and best practice for future reintroductions into the wild.