A video abstract of the peer-reviewed paper "Comparison of three techniques for genetic estimation of effective population size in a critically endangered parrot" published in Animal Conservation (2020).
Authors: Olah G & Stojanovic D, Webb MH, Waples R, Heinsohn R.
Learn more about the latest findings of the critically endangered Swift Parrot of Tasmania, Australia by watching our scientific video abstract below.
A chainsaw may not seem like the obvious solution for a bird facing extinction because of habitat loss, but a group of volunteer arborists are hoping it could be the key to saving the swift parrot.
You might have seen recently that swift parrots – little green parrots that migrate between mainland south east Australia and Tasmania – are headed for extinction. In modelling published in Biological Conservation, my colleagues and I found that these parrots could be all but gone within 16 years, largely through being eaten by sugar gliders.
Rob Heinsohn is a Professor of Evolutionary and Conservation Biology at the Australian National University