Saturday, May 24, 2014

First study of Western Ground Parrot ecology

In 1988, a new Ground Parrot survey was commenced. It was a field study located in the Vacant Crown Land to the north of Fitzgerald River National Park (FRNP). This land was now ear-marked to be added to the FRNP, though the process was not completed until after the end of the Ground Parrot project.

The project was the first study of the micro-habitat of the parrots as well as its ecology. It was funded by the World Wildlife Fund (Australia), and implemented by the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia. The report cover can be seen below. This valuable report was never formally published.

The photo above, by volunteer Kaye Vaux is of the project's operations centre. The caravan was loaned to the project by Chris Hart, head ranger in the FRNP.

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