Specific objectives of the orange bellied parrot

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life history, biology, population status and threats (OBPRT 2006). Specific objectives of the Orange-bellied Parrot recovery plan are: Monitor the population size, productivity, survival and life history of the Orange-bellied Parrot; Identify all sites used by Orange-bellied Parrots and better understand migration; Increase the carrying capacity of habitat by actively managing sites through the species range; Identify, measure and ameliorate threats, particularly in migratory and winter habitats; Increase the number of breeding sub-populations/groups; and Maintain a viable captive population. A summary of actions relevant to King Island and their status are provided in Table 1. For more detailed information on national recovery actions refer to the plan. Those actions that are relevant to King Island are included in the KIBMP. King Island Biodiversity Management Plan 68
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Table 1. A summary from the Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan Action Status Conduct winter population surveys and searches of new areas Complete d Produce 1:25 000 vegetation map of Orange- bellied Parrot Habitat Complete d Exclude stock from key habitats Complete d Identify and control priority weed infestations Complete d Develop a communication plan Complete d Revegetate sites with roosting habitat Underway Undertake targeted cat control Underway Draft Threatened Tasmanian Land Snails Recovery Plan This multi-species plan considers all threatened Tasmanian land snails listed under State and Commonwealth legislation. The Southern Hairy Red Snail is currently the only invertebrate on King Island listed under the TSP Act. The main objective of the Plan is to maintain and where possible improve the conservation status of threatened land snails in the State (Threatened Species Section 2007b). Specific objectives of the Plan are: Improve habitat protection and quality for each species by improving the conservation status, maintaining and improving the total habitat area and quality, minimising habitat losses and managing habitat within near- urban areas, forestry sector and the agricultural sector; Ensure each species persists in the long term throughout its area of occupancy by improving our understanding of the species’ biology and assess and monitor populations; and Increase public awareness and involvement in threatened land snail protection through community involvement and education, and providing expert advice and support for the implementation of all recovery actions. For more detailed information on objectives and actions refer to the plan (Threatened Species Section 2007b). Those actions that are relevant to King Island are included in the KIBMP. The Fauna of King Island: A Guide to Identification and Conservation Management The report prepared by Donaghey (2003) gives a comprehensive account of species found on the Island and issues related to their conservation. The report provides information on the ecology and conservation management of invertebrate and vertebrate fauna of terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Much
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