National recovery plan for the South-Eastern Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2006
ISBN 0642 553297
- National recovery plan for the South-Eastern Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne (PDF - 345 KB)
- Background information (PDF - 268 KB)
About the plan
The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is listed as Endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. It is the smallest of five subspecies and occurs as a single population in far south-western Victoria and adjacent parts of South Australia. The total population is estimated to be about 1000 including 600-700 breeding birds. The main threat to the survival of the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is the destruction of its nesting trees and of its food sources.
The overall objective of the National Recovery Plan for the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is to demonstrate within 5 years a reversal of recent population declines, and to initiate longer-term measures designed to ensure the persistence of a viable breeding population. This plan outlines the measures necessary to achieve this.