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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:24 am

School children are planting 100 plants to help with their habitat!

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/488622 ... -habitats/
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:03 am

More on the effort to save the Swifts from final extinction:

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... 6ac53133d1
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Great news! Using new technology, they designed nests that would 'close' their doors when it's dark and open them at dawn so the sugar gliders cannot go in during the night and kill the babies!

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-massacre- ... arrot.html
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:59 am

But, apparently, the new nests are not deemed enough to ensure the survival of the species because of the logging industry continuing to chop down trees with nests on them. Read on:
http://theconversation.com/swift-parrot ... ough-85906
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:31 am

After two years, they've been spotted!!!! YAAAYYYY!

https://www.portnews.com.au/story/55108 ... ts/?cs=257
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:27 am

Environmental stress [not finding good food sources in their territory] is part of the problem causing the decline of populations. Read on:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-28/h ... t/10029290
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 am

They are now using drones to track them.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-12/d ... a/10221302
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Re: Swift parrot status changed

Postby Pajarita » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:47 am

They are really trying real hard to help this species avoid extinction but I wonder if they waited too long...

This is about a better way of tracking them:
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientist ... rrots.html

And this is about a measure that, although I understand why it was proposed, I do not agree with...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-30/g ... s/10322548
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