14181: Saving the Western Ground Parrot
The Western Ground Parrot (Pezoporus flaviventris) is Western Australia's rarest bird. It is estimated that there are less than 140 birds in existence. If nothing is done to assist this species, it is likely that it will become extinct in the next five to 10 years. A key aspect of conservation of the species is raising community awareness of its plight (in turn raising funds for its protection).
This project will use a Western Ground Parrot mascot as part of a public awareness campaign targeted at educating children. The mascot will be used for school visits, attendance at agricultural shows, such as the Perth Royal and the Albany Shows, and any other public events where the opportunity arises. This grant will also support volunteers to complete on-ground surveys of existing and possible new populations of the parrot in remote parts of Cape Arid and Fitzgerald River National Parks.
|Investment:||$ 17 240|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 69 850|
|Delivery organisation:||Friends of the Western Ground Parrot|
|Project duration:||February 2015 - December 2015|
|Location:||Cape Arid National Park and Fitzgerald River National Park (Western Australia)|
Department of Parks and Wildlife