The Threatened Species Recovery Hub’s six-year research program was completed in 2021. For more information see our about page.
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.