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    12032: Implementing critical recovery actions to mitigate major threats for conservation of the critically endangered Western ground parrot

    The team of volunteers and staff that participated in western ground parrot surveys in the Fitzgerald River National Park in April 2014. Courtesy Department of Parks and Wildlife.
    The team of volunteers and staff that participated in western ground parrot surveys in the Fitzgerald River National Park in April 2014. Courtesy Department of Parks and Wildlife.

    The long-term objective of this project is to prevent the extinction of the critically endangered western ground parrot.

    This will be achieved by:

    • minimising the threat of predation by feral cats and foxes
    • re-stocking previously occupied habitat from an existing captive breeding program.

    Activities of this project include:

    • identifying the movement, preferred habitat and habitat use of feral cats on the south coast using GPS tracking collars
    • baiting with toxic feral cat baits (Eradicat®) at Cape Arid National Park, Fitzgerald River National Park and Two Peoples Bay
    • surveying potential release areas for Western Ground Parrots in Cape Arid, Two Peoples Bay and Fitzgerald River National Park.
    Investment: $ 600 000
    Delivery organisation: Department of Parks and Wildlife
    Project duration: September 2012 - June 2015
    Location: Cape Arid National Park; Fitzgerald River National Park; Manypeaks and Two Peoples Bay Nature reserves

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