Bio-acoustic monitoring in bushfire recovery, helping the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

The Kangaroo Island Glossy Black Cockatoo lost about 54% of its feeding habitat and around 38% of its breeding sites and nests during the catastrophic bush fires on Kangaroo Island in January 2020. The species has typically been hard to monitor, but Daniella Teixeira from the University of Queensland has developed an innovative technique based on recording the sounds that the species make. Her research has supplemented the on-ground work done by Kangaroo Island Natural Resource over the past years and could now be used to help bushfire recovery.

This Threatened Species Recovery Hub project is a collaboration between The University of Queensland, Natural Resources Kangaroo Island and The South Australian Government. It receives support from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.

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