The Difficult Bird Research Group says:
"The superb parrot is a member of one of the most globally threatened bird orders. It is a wide-ranging austral migrant, undertaking large and often unpredictable movements over vast areas between their breeding and wintering grounds. Their high mobility necessitates a multi-scale research approach across the variable, and often highly-modified or degraded, landscapes of central and southern New South Wales. Superb parrots are also obligate hollow nesters, and information is limited with regard to how the species selects its breeding sites between years, and how the depletion of old hollow-bearing trees (a key threatening process) impacts their populations through time. These life-history traits and ecological knowledge gaps make the species extremely challenging in terms of tracing dominant and interacting threats to their populations and finding practical conservation solutions to the increasing severity of those threats.”
Why should we try to protect difficult birds? Canberra is in a prime location for the superb parrot but what are we doing to their habitat? What can we do to reduce the threats to the birds? How will climate change make a difference?
This Environment Exchange asks the hard questions about protecting 'difficult' birds in Canberra. Join us to hear from guest speakers about their views and engage in this topical environmental issue.
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