Coxen's Fig-parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni Recovery Plan 2001-2005

Coxen's Fig-Parrot Recovery Team
© The State of Queensland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2001

Appendices


Appendix 2. Cost of recovery plan over five years

Note: Costs associated with some tasks in this recovery plan are dependent upon establishing the occurrence of Coxen's fig-parrots in a particular area or locating birds on a repeatable basis, e.g. at an active nest or feeding site. In such circumstances, the relevant tasks or components of tasks will be undertaken in whichever state this should happen first. The costs shown are based on the assumption that only one such site is found and this discovery occurs during the first year of the plan. Additional discoveries will add to these totals. Should a nest not be found during the life of the recovery plan or approval to commence captive breeding not be forthcoming, actions 10.2.3 - 10.2.5 become irrelevant and the cost and conservation value of the recovery plan are substantially reduced. Most funds are unsecured, although, as indicated, some actions are currently funded in the first year and are already in progress. Costs, where appropriate, include cash and in kind contributions from QPWS, NSW NPWS and other parties involved in implementation. Priority codes are as in Table 2 (Implementation schedule). Costs are shown in $'000s.

Action Task No. Task Description Priority Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Total
10.1 10.1.1 Survey protocol
2
1.0
-
-
-
-
1.0
Ecological assessment and 10.1.2 Nest surveys1
1
10.0
10.0
4.0
4.0
2.0
30.0
monitoring 10.1.3 Food tree surveys1
1
6.0
6.0
4.0
2.0
2.0
20.0
10.1.4 Prey remains analysis
3
1.0
1.0
-
-
-
2.0
10.1.5 Decoy bird use
3
1.0
1.0
-
-
-
2.0
10.1.6 Records appraisal system
2
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
4.0
10.1.7 Ecological data collection at known sites
1
6.0
6.0
-
-
-
12.0
10.1.8 Records database
2
2.0
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
4.0
10.1.9 Predictive modeling
2
8.0
-
-
-
-
8.0
10.1.10 Ecological monitoring at occupied sites2
1
20.0
15.0
10.0
5.0
5.0
55.0
10.1.11 Taxonomic investigation7
2
15.0
1.0
1.0
-
-
17.0
10.1.12 Red-browed fig-parrot field study
2
4.0
2.0
2.0
-
-
8.0
10.1.13 Remote surveys2
2
4.0
4.0
-
-
-
8.0
10.1.14 Literature search
3
1.0
-
-
-
-
1.0
10.2 10.2.1 Captive breeding protocol
1
6.0
4.0
-
-
-
10.0
Captive breeding and release 10.2.2 Analogue trials
10.2.2.1 Refinement of capture/transport techniques
1
10.0
-
-
-
-
10.0
10.2.2.2 Husbandry refinement
1
20.0
10.0
5.0
-
-
35.0
10.2.2.3 Maintenance of analogue popn.
1
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
30.0
10.2.2.4 Release of captive-bred analogues4
3
-
-
-
-
5.0
5.0
10.2.3 Upgrade of facilities for Coxen's fig-parrot
10.2.3.1 Aviary construction3,5
2
50.0
20.0
-
-
-
70.0
10.2.3.2 Establishment of security3
1
37.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
77.0
10.2.4 Initiation of Coxen's fig-parrot program
10.2.4.1 Acquisition of founder stock3,4
1
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
15.0
10.2.4.2 Nest security3,6
1
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
40.0
10.2.4.3 Nest monitoring post-acquisition3,4,6
1
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
40.0
10.2.4.4 Husbandry of captive popn.3,4
1
17.5
14.0
14.0
14.0
14.0
73.5
10.2.5 Release facilities for Coxen's fig-parrot 3,4
3
-
-
-
-
5.0
5.0
10.3 10.3.1 Habitat distribution mapping1,7
2
10.0
10.0
-
-
-
20.0
Habitat assessment 10.3.2 Food plant study
2
6.0
6.0
2.0
-
-
14.0
10.4 Habitat protection and 10.4.1 Prescriptions and logging protocols8
1
-
-
-
-
-
0.0
enhancement 10.4.2 Land use regulation8
1
-
-
-
-
-
0.0
10.4.3 Habitat rehabilitation1,7
1
40.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
120.0
10.4.4 Food tree propagation7
1
10.0
10.0
4.5
2.0
2.0
28.5
10.4.5 Nurseryman's Assoc. contact
2
0.5
0.5
-
-
-
1.0
10.5 10.5.1 Community network
2
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
15.0
Community awareness 10.5.2 Publicity campaign1
1
6.0
4.0
4.0
2.0
2.0
18.0
10.6 Recovery management 10.6.1 Co-ordination of recovery program9
1
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
100.0
Implementation costs over and above those already secured in Year 1
266.0
204.0
130.0
108.0
116.0
824.0
Total costs of implementing recovery plan
341.0
204.0
130.0
108.0
116.0
899.0

  1. Portions of costs are dependent upon obtaining confirmation that birds occur at a certain locality.
  2. Total costs are dependent upon discovery of a site where birds can be monitored.
  3. Costs are dependent upon locating an active nest from which founder stock can be sourced.
  4. Assumes this action is endorsed by relevant authorities.
  5. Assumes existing aviaries at holding institutions are insufficient and allows for duplication of facilities to minimise risk from disease, fire, theft, etc.
  6. Assumes wild pair/s continue to breed over five years.
  7. Actions are in progress and costs indicated for Year 1 have already been committed or secured.
  8. Actions are to be conducted independently of recovery plan and no additional costs are incurred.
  9. Part-time position only.