National recovery plan for the Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster)
Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Team
Department of Primary Industries and Water, Hobart, 2006
ISBN 0 7246 6425 4
About the recovery plan
The Orange-bellied Parrot is listed as Critically Endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. It survives as a small, single population, breeding in southwest Tasmania and migrating along the west coast of Tasmania and crossing western Bass Strait to coastal Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. Stochastic factors such as disease, loss of genetic variation, storms during migration, and destruction of nest sites, eggs and chicks by fire are important influences on the species' long-term survival.
The overall objective of the recovery effort is to minimise or eliminate human induced threats. The Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan has been prepared to guide activities directed towards achieving this.