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Membership of the Steering Committee for the Protecting the breeding population of Swift Parrots project

Protecting the breeding population of Swift Parrots project aims to improve the trajectory of the Swift Parrot through reducing mortality due to sugar glider predation, improving breeding success through habitat augmentation and the protection of high value functional habitat on private land. The 3.5 year project is funded by the Australian Government under the Regional Land Partnerships component of the National Landcare Program (phase 2).

Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals wishing to be considered for appointment as a member of the Steering Committee (SC). We are seeking to fill two SC member positions.

The role of SC members is to:

  • Provide oversight for the project;
  • Provide technical advice to ensure effective implementation of the project and satisfaction of project outcomes;
  • Provide specialist advice on threatened species conservation, avian or arboreal mammal biology and ecology, or invasive species and predator control;
  • Ensure thorough consideration of compliance requirements related to project delivery, in particular the ethical treatment of animals.

There are several management actions for this project and the actions implemented each year will be adaptively managed in response to the annually variable breeding locations of Swift Parrots. SC members are expected to contribute to adjusting the project delivery design, within the existing scope of the project design, in response to improved understanding of the impact and effectiveness of planned activities.

People with relevant knowledge or experience in one or more of the following are sought:

  • arboreal mammal biology or ecology;
  • threatened species conservation;
  • predator control programmes;
  • stakeholder engagement, community liaison and education.

Please note, a member may satisfy more than one of the desired membership criteria.

The SC will also include representatives of the Australian National University’s Difficult Birds Research Group, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

Interested parties should send their C.V. and a cover letter outlining their suitability for appointment as a member of the SC.

Please contact Maudie Brown for further information – mbrown@nrmsouth.org.au

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, in accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Women on Boards strategy, which aims to improve gender equity and increase female representation on boards, statutory bodies and committees.

Expressions of Interest can be lodged at: EOI Steering Committee – Protecting the breeding population of Swift Parrots, NRM South, PO Box 425, South Hobart, Tasmania 7004, or emailed to: mbrown@nrmsouth.org.au by 5 pm, 20 March 2020.

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