The Threatened Species Recovery Hub’s six-year research program was completed in 2021. For more information see our about page.
The critically endangered orange-bellied parrot is one of Australia’s most threatened species, with less than 50 birds remaining in the wild. A captive breeding and release program has so far failed to halt the decline of the species over several decades. This project is trialling exciting new approaches to conserving this migratory, hollow-nesting parrot that take into account the unique aspects of the species’ behaviour.