April Meeting

Wed 12 April 2017 07:30pm

Darren Le Roux - Standing tall: Recreating vertical habitat structure for wildlife
Laura Rayner - Studying difficult birds to prevent their extinction

The short presentation will be by Darren Le Roux, Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, on “Standing tall: Recreating vertical habitat structure for wildlife”.

Mature tree decline due to human activities is a global phenomenon and a key threatening process underpinning biodiversity loss. An innovative restoration trial is currently being undertaken in the Molonglo, which aims to provide short-term benefits for tree dependent species by relocating and resurrecting dead trees.

The main presentation will be by Laura Rayner, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society, on “Studying difficult birds to prevent their extinction”.

To prevent the extinction of species we must first understand their ecology. In this talk, Laura will present key conservation lessons gathered by the Difficult Bird Research Group: a team of ANU scientists undertaking bold and intensive field studies to save some of Australia’s most critically endangered birds, including the Orange-bellied Parrot, Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot.

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