Richard Hill, Birds Australia
Environment Australia, May 2002
Recovery Objectives and Timelines
- To shift the status of the Norfolk Island Green Parrot from Endangered to Conservation Dependent within 10 years
To reduce the risk of extinction and improve the conservation status of the species by:
- Increasing the extent of occurrence of the species and its total population size
- Implementing threat abatement strategies
- To increasing involvement in and awareness of the Green Parrot by the community
- Operating /implement the Recovery Plan through a Recovery Team.
Relevant Objective: Increase the extent of occurrence of the species and its total population size
- A minimum of 25 breeding pairs within 5 years
- A second wild population established
- Establishment of an ex situ captive population investigated
- An additional 20 ha of breeding habitat established in the 5 year life-time of this plan
Relevant Objective: Implement threat abatement strategies
- Sufficient predator-proof nest sites to support the increased number of breeding birds
- Rat and cat predation not posing a threat to Green Parrot population recovery
- Feral nest competitors removed from Green Parrot nests and controlled in Green Parrot nesting areas.
Relevant Objective: To increase involvement in and awareness of the Green Parrot by the community
- Increased community involvement in reporting of sightings and population monitoring
- Community survey undertaken to evaluate community involvement and awareness.
Relevant Objective: To operate/ Implement the Recovery Plan through a Recovery Team
- Demonstrated successful operation / implementation of the Recovery Team over five years.
- Annual monitoring of progress against recovery plan objectives and performance criteria.