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Tasman Parakeet Recovery Project with World Parrot Trust

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The diminutive Tasman Parakeet (recognised by IUCN as Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cookii) is Near Threatened/Appendix I in the wild, with a mere 50-100 mature individuals. Clearance of forests before 1950 for timber, agriculture and pasture and the degradation of foliage has severely reduced suitable habitat and nest-sites for these parrots. Recovery of the species has also been hampered by a low number of breeding females. Read More...


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