Saving the orange-bellied parrot

Date: 20, Nov, 2018
Author(s):   Rob Heinsohn, Dejan Stojanovic, Fernanda Alves, David Lindenmayer, Henry Cook, Mark Allen, Adrian Manning, Matthew Webb
Publisher: TSR Hub

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.