Community groups, Environment, Grants, Stories

Orange-bellied parrot shows signs of recovery

Monitoring of the Orange-bellied Parrot breeding population at Melaleuca, TWWHA On the brink of extinction, the Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) has been ranked one of the world’s rarest and most endangered species, with fewer than 200 individuals remaining. This small green ‘grass parrot’ with its distinctive orange belly is endemic to

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Volunteer work vital to threatened species

One of Dr Nigel Swarts great hopes is that a project to build a living collection of some of Tasmania’s most threatened native orchids at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens with the help of volunteers, will one day help restock numbers in the wild. The orchid research scientist says Tasmania

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North Bruny Biodiversity Fund Project

To borrow an old adage, a good network is far stronger than the sum of its parts. In June this year the North Bruny Biodiversity Fund Project formally wrapped up, but it has established a legacy of community teamwork and support that is destined to deliver lasting benefits into the

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