Stephen T. Garnett - Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, and Gabriel M. Crowley - Birds Australia
Environment Australia, 2000
ISBN 0 6425 4683 5
- 1. Introduction
- 2. List of extinct, threatened and near threatened Australian birds
- 3. Recovery outlines and taxon summaries
- 4. Distribution
- 5. Analysis of threats
- 6. Coordinated conservation plans
The Action Plan for Australian Birds provides a national overview of the conservation status of all birds occurring in Australian territory against IUCN categories. A comprehensive tool for scientists, bird enthusiasts and researchers, the Action Plan outlines threats and recommends actions to minimise these. Habitats or areas of particular importance for bird conservation including key areas for threatened species are listed. The Action Plan identifies processes that threaten birds and the areas where these processes are a problem in order to recommend conservation priorities including research and management actions.
This Action Plan lists 25 taxa as Extinct, 32 as Critically Endangered, 41 as Endangered, 82 as Vulnerable and 81 as Near Threatened as at 30 June, 2000. The remaining 1,114 taxa are deemed to be Least Concern, including 28 introduced taxa and 95 vagrants. Recovery outlines are presented for all Threatened taxa (Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) and taxon summaries for taxa listed as Extinct or Near Threatened. An additional 53 taxon summaries are presented for Least Concern taxa that have restricted distributions or have previously been considered threatened.