Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) Recovery Plan 2001-2005

Swift Parrot Recovery Team (2001)
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
ISBN 0 7246 6283 9

Recovery Objectives and Criteria

Overall Objectives

  • To change the conservation status of the swift parrot from endangered to vulnerable within 10 years.
  • To achieve a demonstrable sustained improvement in the quality of swift parrot habitat to increase carrying capacity.

Specific Objectives

  • To identify priority habitats and sites across the range of the swift parrot.
  • To implement management strategies at the landscape scale to protect and improve priority habitats and sites resulting in a sustained improvement in carrying capacity.
  • To reduce the incidence of collisions with man-made structures.
  • To determine population trends within the breeding range.
  • To quantify improvements in carrying capacity by monitoring changes in extent and quality of habitat.
  • To increase public awareness about the recovery program and to involve the community in the recovery.

Recovery Criteria

  • Priority habitats and sites have been identified and protected.
  • Management strategies to protect breeding and foraging habitat have been implemented.
  • The incidence of collisions is reduced.
  • The population density and/or extent and quality of habitat is not reduced and ideally is enhanced.
  • Community based networks are maintained and a newsletter is produced.
Table 3. Relationships between specific objectives, recovery criteria and actions.
Objectives
 
Recovery criteria
 
Actions
  • Identify priority habitats and sites
  • Protect and improve priority habitats
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  • Priority habitats and sites have been identified and protected
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  1. Identify the extent and quality of foraging habitat
  2. Habitat management
  • Reduce the incidence of collisions
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  • The incidence of collisions is reduced.
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  1. Reduce the incidence of collisions
  • Determine population trends
  • Quantify improvements in carrying capacity
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  • The population density and/or extent and quality of habitat is not reduced and ideally is enhanced.
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  1. Population and habitat monitoring
  • Increase public awareness and involve the community
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  • Community based networks are maintained and a newsletter is produced.
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  1. Community education and information
  2. Manage the recovery process