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

11. Implementation Schedule

The schedule (Table 2) indicates which government agencies and other relevant parties are involved in implementing the recovery actions specified in this plan. The actions are costed separately in Appendix 2. In this schedule, priority is categorised as 1 (essential), 2 (highly desirable) or 3 (desirable). Adherence to priorities will depend on the obtaining adequate funding.

Feasibility is an estimate of the chance of each action achieving its intended outcome given the funding identified in this recovery plan. A realistic assessment of feasibility is difficult for this taxon given its rarity and the difficulty associated with obtaining consistent and timely records. It should also be noted that many tasks are interdependent and so the feasibility of one action may hinge upon a successful result being achieved in another. The feasibility values below are presented as a guide and caution should be exercised if using them to determine future funding criteria. Both feasibility values and funding criteria for Coxen's fig-parrot may require substantial review in the event that a stable and discrete population can be reliably located.

Table 2. Implementation schedule.
Task No.
Task Description
Priority
Feasibility
Involved in Implementation
10.1 Ecological assessment and monitoring      
10.1.1 Survey protocol 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW
10.1.2 Nest surveys 1 40% QPWS, NSW NPWS
10.1.3 Food tree surveys 1 40% QPWS, NSW NPWS, Others
10.1.4 Prey remains analysis 3 25% QPWS, NSW NPWS, University
10.1.5 Decoy bird use 3 25% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.1.6 Records appraisal system 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, AM, University
10.1.7 Ecological data collection at known sites 1 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW, University
10.1.8 Records database 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS
10.1.9 Predictive modeling 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, University
10.1.10 Ecological monitoring at occupied sites 1 80% QPWS, NSW NPWS, Consultant
10.1.11 Taxonomic investigation 2 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SCU
10.1.12 Red-browed fig-parrot field study 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.1.13 Remote surveys 2 80% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW
10.1.14 Literature search 3 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS
10.2 Captive breeding and release      
10.2.1 Captive breeding protocol 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.2 Analogue trials
10.2.2.1 Refinement of capture/transport techniques 1 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.2.2 Husbandry refinement 1 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.2.3 Maintenance of analogue population 1 100% CWS
10.2.2.4 Release of captive-bred analogues 3 70% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.3 Upgrade of Coxen's fig-parrot facilities
10.2.3.1 Aviary construction 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.3.2 Establishment of security 1 90% CWS
10.2.4 Initiation of Coxen's fig-parrot program
10.2.4.1 Acquisition of founder stock 1 70% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.4.2 Nest security 1 80% QPWS, NSW NPWS, Others
10.2.4.3 Nest monitoring post acquisition 1 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, Others
10.2.4.4 Husbandry of captive population 1 80% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.2.5 Release facilities for Coxen's fig-parrot 3 50% QPWS, NSW NPWS, CWS
10.3 Habitat assessment      
10.3.1 Habitat distribution mapping 2 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW, University
10.3.2 Food plant study 2 90% QPWS, NSW NPWS, University
10.4 Habitat protection and enhancement      
10.4.1 Prescriptions and logging protocols 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW, DNR
10.4.2 Land use regulation 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, DUAP, Local govt.
10.4.3 Habitat rehabilitation 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW, DUAP, DLWC, Local govt., Others
10.4.4 Food tree propagation 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW, Local govt., Others
10.4.5 Nurseryman's Assoc. contact 2 100% NSW NPWS
10.5 Community awareness      
10.5.1 Community network 2 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS
10.5.2 Publicity campaign 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS, SF NSW, Local govt., CWS, Others
10.6 Recovery management      
10.6.1 Co-ordination of recovery program 1 100% QPWS, NSW NPWS
Legend
QPWS = Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
NSW NPWS = New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
SF NSW = State Forests of New South Wales
DNR = Queensland Department of Natural Resources
DUAP = New South Wales Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
DLWC = New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation
CWS = Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and/or other holding institutions with captive fig-parrots
AM = Australian Museum
SCU = Southern Cross University
Local govt. = Local government areas within the bird's range in both states.
Others = Relevant non-government organisations including the Threatened Species Network, Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Bundaberg Branch of the Bird Observers Club of Australia, Save Today Our Parkland, Landcare groups, Greening Australia