Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery

The Orange-bellied Parrot is a critically endangered species and one of twenty priority bird species under the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy. Wild populations have been reduced to a single population that only breeds in one site in southwest Tasmania, migrating along the Tasmanian west coast between Tasmanian and coastal Victoria and south-eastern South Australia.

This 18-month project will deliver;

  • An Orange-bellied Parrot Population Viability Analysis;
  • A translocation plan proposal for the establishment of a second Orange-bellied Parrot breeding population in southwest Tasmania; and
  • Planned burns to improve the abundance and availability of food plants for Orange-bellied Parrots in southwest Tasmania.