A paper to the TSSC on the analysis of the relative degree of threat from beak and feather disease compared to other threats for threatened psittacine species
About the document
This second review provides additional advice to TSSC on the Threat Abatement Plan for Beak and Feather Disease Affecting Endangered Psittacine Species. It summarises the threats to identified threatened psittacine species. It consists of the following parts:
Part A – Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD): current known information about the disease, including: how it affects parrot populations; its adaptability between species; physical clinical symptoms and outcomes; and methods of control and treatment of the disease.
Part B – The threatened parrots: a legislative basis under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Details of documents on parrot species and PBFD protection as well as characteristics of parrots generally and detail on the 16 species of threatened parrots.
Part C – Recovery Plans: the main point of reference used to explore threats to Australian psittacine species from PBFD relative to other threats. The information is summarised in tables, graphs and figures.
Part D – Parrots without Recovery Plans: details on the two parrots that do not have Recovery Plans, and the threats to these species through the use of Conservation Advice.
Part E – Consultation with parrot and disease experts: the experts who participated in this paper and information on the parrot species they focus on. It includes: suggestions for funding projects; management actions; current projects; PBFD as a significant threat and also, in table form, PBFD compared to other threats. This section concludes with a table of important publications.
Part F – Final Statements & Conclusions: this section offers suggestions for the threat abatement plan once it sunsets in 2015 and makes concluding statements.